Summertime in Seattle is when everyone comes out to enjoy the fine weather. For fun in the sun, no other Seattle icon speaks of the free-wheeling carefree attitude of this city than the Seattle Great Wheel. One of the biggest Ferris Wheels in the United States, the Seattle Great Wheel is open year-round with fully enclosed gondolas, making it one of the best viewing ports in the entire west coast. Standing over 175 feet tall and weighing in at over a quarter of a million pounds, the Seattle Great Wheel lives up to its name as one of the world’s truly great Ferris wheels.
The Seattle Great Wheel is located at 1301 Alaskan Way, at the end of Pier 57 on Seattle’s waterfront. The Great Wheel is open year round Monday-Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – Midnight, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8.50 per child.