The Seattle Ferris Wheel rises two hundred feet above the city's waterfront. It is fitted with many LED lights which create dazzling patterns and light shows which never fail to impress. The Wheel is a great destination to bring out of town guests while also being a lot of fun for Seattle natives. The Wheel was only built in 2012 but since that time it has become hugely popular with tourists and locals. It is open seven days a week all year round.
Things to Do
- This is a ride you can take at any time of the year. The Wheel's gondolas which take passengers are fully closed off and each one has their own air conditioning and heating system. The views around you are stunning as you get a perfect look out over the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound and the mountains further out. Each gondola has a glass floor so you can enjoy watching everyone on Pier 57 below you. The wheel extends out over the water some 40 feet from the Pier.
- If you really want a special trip then book the VIP gondola. This private cabin includes a stereo system and leather bucket seats. You can skip the queue beforehand and after your ride you are entitle to photo booth photos and a champagne toast at the nearby Fisherman's Restaurant.
Ferris Wheel on the Seattle Waterfront Insider Tips
- Be sure to take some time to enjoy Pier 57 either before or after your Ferris Wheel ride. It is a fun, old-fashioned attraction that has plenty of restaurants, stores, a games arcade and a carousel for the kiddos!
- Children aged three and under can go up the Wheel for free.