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Centennial Wheel

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Amusement & Theme Park
Closed. Will open tomorrow at 10:00 AM·10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Navy Pier is the People's Pier, Chicago's lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that... more
Navy Pier is the People's Pier, Chicago's lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.... less
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  • Jeannie1009
    6/9/2019
    This used to be fun when it wasn't enclosed and when it was just 7 dollars a ride. Now its 18 And goes around three times slowly in an enclosed box. It's kinda expensive.
  • orngman02
    5/30/2019
    My wife and I arrived in Chicago on Saturday May 25 and planned to spend the evening down at Navy Pier. Obviously the big thing to do for tourists is ride the centennial wheel. First, let me highly re... moreMy wife and I arrived in Chicago on Saturday May 25 and planned to spend the evening down at Navy Pier. Obviously the big thing to do for tourists is ride the centennial wheel. First, let me highly recommend you purchase your ticket(s) in advance. You'll save a few extra dollars that way and avoid the long line to get tickets. We've done Ferris Wheels like this in other cities such as Niagara Falls. Quite frankly, they're all the same with the exception of the view. I'll admit at night it was pretty nice shots of the Chicago skyline and a darkened Lake Erie. I imagine it's just as good if not better during the day. My major complaint was we paid $36.00 for two tickets and that got us three full rotations on the wheel. The first rotation was stop and go as they unloaded the other gondolas. So basically it was $9.00 per person per rotation. For as much as they charge, you should get at least 4 or 5 full rotations. So honestly, if you're looking for a spectacular view, I'd recommend trying one of the observation towers. If you want to blow money for what amounts to a 5-10 minute ride, this is where you want to go.... less
  • 617collinm
    5/27/2019
    Not one of the iconic Eyes but not a bad replacementThe ride lasts around 15mins and you get 4 rotations Was nice we had a private booth
  • Chgo024
    5/15/2019
    I'm a local and rode the old ferris wheel at Navy Pier, and this was my first time riding the newer one. We had an out-of-town friend, so this was a definite tourist attraction for him. But I have t... moreI'm a local and rode the old ferris wheel at Navy Pier, and this was my first time riding the newer one. We had an out-of-town friend, so this was a definite tourist attraction for him. But I have to admit, as a local, I probably wouldn't ride it again in the near future. The views are amazing, the ride itself is about 10-15 minutes. It goes around about 2-3 times. I just think it's a bit overpriced. Compared to the old ferris wheel, this one is heated/air conditioned. Nice, cushioned seats, amazing views (so have your camera ready!), and seats up to 8 people. I remember the old one used to swing a lot, but this one is a smooth ride. At night, it lights up and changes color. They also take your picture before the ride. The pictures are available for purchase afterwards for $20, which was a great souvenir for our friend.... less
  • Mamaw58
    4/30/2019
    Even on a cold March Sunday morning it is still enjoyable to take a ride on the Centennial Wheel! We thought the beauty of Lake Michigan was picturesque with the ice on Lake Michigan and the formation... moreEven on a cold March Sunday morning it is still enjoyable to take a ride on the Centennial Wheel! We thought the beauty of Lake Michigan was picturesque with the ice on Lake Michigan and the formations it leaves. We went around three times, which gave us plenty of time to take photos. PS. my husband is not a fan of ferris wheels, but it is not scary or rocky as you glide around!... less