• Photo by Michael Benton

    Seattle Great WheelNOW OPEN!Photo by Michael Benton

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    Seattle Great WheelNOW OPEN!Photo by Jay Dotson Photography

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    Seattle Great WheelNOW OPEN!Photo by David (Safdave)

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    Seattle Great WheelNOW OPEN!Photo by Mike Hogan

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    Seattle Great WheelNOW OPEN!Photo by JOSHUA TRUJILLO / SEATTLEPI.COM

The Seattle Great Wheel

WE ARE OPEN DURING SEAWALL CONSTRUCTION! 

New Year's Eve Midnight Ride tickets now on sale!  Go to "Purchase Tickets" to buy this exclusive ticket.
Quantities are limited!

 Winter Operation Hours effective Monday Sept 29, 2014 through Sunday June 28, 2015 will be:

Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday: 11am-12am
Saturday: 10am-12am
Sunday: 10am-10pm
 
'Tis the Season for Holiday Hours! 
We will be open for regular operating hours on all holidays exept for the following days
Wednesday Dec 24th: 11am-8pm
Thursday Dec 25th:  CLOSED
Wednesday Dec 31st:  11am-12:30am
 

Visit our FAQ page for ticket prices and other information to help you plan your visit!

Please visit   www.downtownseattleparking.com   for questions regarding parking
 
 

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About the Seattle Great Wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel was built in less than a year, but its story goes back much further than that. Seattle businessman Hal Griffith had envisioned a Ferris wheel in the city for nearly 30 years, but it wasn't until he realized he could build one on his own pier that his dream became a reality.

The Seattle Great Wheel opened to the public on June 29, 2012. Since then, it has become an icon of the city and a destination for tourists and locals alike.

Here are some fun facts about the Seattle Great Wheel:

  • The Seattle Great Wheel is the largest observation wheel on the west coast, standing 175 feet tall.
  • The wheel has 42 fully-enclosed gondolas. 41 white gondolas each seat up to eight adults.  Cabin #42, the VIP cabin, has leather bucket seats, a stereo system, glass bottom floor, and can seat up to 4 adults.  In total, the wheel can hold over 300 passengers at any given time.
  • The wheel was manufactured in various parts of Europe and the United States, and assembled right at the end of the pier.
  • The wheel extends nearly 40 feet beyond the end of the pier, over Elliott Bay.
  • The Seattle Great Wheel is open year round. With fully-enclosed gondolas and a covered waiting area, the rain can't stop the wheel from spinning!
  • The Wheel weighs 280,300 pounds.
  • 550 tons of concrete were poured to create the foundation for the wheel.

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Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM | Friday 11AM to 12AM Midnight |Saturday 10AM- 12AM Midnight  Sunday 10AM-10PM
Sorry, pets not allowed. Only trained dog guides and service animals welcome on board.