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Seattle Great Wheel

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Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101-2013
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Awesome views of Seattle. Reasonable prices. It was raining off and on the day we visited. There wasn't much of a line. We went around in the wheel 6 times. We had 3 adults and 4... read more

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Manor, Texas
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Between this and the Space Needle, the Space Needle won 1000x over. But, if you have time to spare while in Seattle, this is a cool thing to do and experience.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome views of Seattle. Reasonable prices. It was raining off and on the day we visited. There wasn't much of a line. We went around in the wheel 6 times. We had 3 adults and 4 children and were crammed into the pod. It's pretty small in there and an average sized adult wouldn't be able to stand up. It's... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

$14 a person for several revolutions was good value and there was little wait when we visited. A good way to catch views of the area.

Thank SteveCullen84
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great early evening activity. Turns out to be the perfect time of day, with the setting sun, to get some incredible photos. The views of the city and the sound were just beautiful. A rain storm was on the horizon. The wheel moves slowly, and even though I can be bothered by heights, this enclosed "pod" felt... More 

Thank BathMonkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Haha! Said we would never do that again! Loved it though, great views, goes around about four times, slowly. Scary if you are not a heights kind of person!!

Thank Charity131
Margate City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I hate heights, but I also like scenic views, so we decided to go on this. The first circle Up was rough for me with my fear of heights (not panicking- just uneasy), but after that I was good to go and took in the beautiful views of the waterways and the skyline. The cabins are climate controlled - thank... More 

Thank Lauren L
Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very smooth ride. I'm scared of heights but this ride was great. Each cabin holds up to 6 people. The ride includes 4 whole turns. Plenty of time to get good pictures and view the sights. It's easy to buy tickets at the kiosk at the entrance to the wheel. Staff was friendly and helpful. It's close to lots of... More 

Thank Cari M
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great attraction. Beautiful view of the city. Recommend going early or late depending on what time of the year you will be visiting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Thai wife and I decided to make our way to the waterfront as sunset neared and made a spur of the moment decision to ride the Great Wheel. Within 15 minutes of making the decision we were on-board in a pod with just the two of us. We were told we would ride for three revolutions however by the... More 

Thank BoganInParasite
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon leaving after our fun ride, signs directed us into an adjoining restaurant. As my husband uses a cane and has trouble walking, this was very annoying. After pushing our way through the crowded seafood restaurant, we had to negotiate a long stairway down to the dock and the way back to the street. There must be an exit directly... More 

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