Entry ticket

National Harbor: Capital Wheel Entry Ticket

Activity provider:The Capital Wheel
Entry ticket

National Harbor: Capital Wheel Entry Ticket

Activity provider:The Capital Wheel

From US$ 16.50 per person

Experience incomparable aerial views of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia while relaxing inside fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Plan your visit around the weather with this flexible date ticket.

About this ticket

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Duration 15 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy breathtaking views of National Harbor, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
  • Rediscover the beauty of a sunset from 180 feet above the Potomac River
  • Enjoy quality family time in a freshly sanitized, climate-controlled gondola
  • Plan your visit around the weather with this flexible date ticket
Full description

The Capital Wheel is located just minutes from downtown Washington DC, at the National Harbor. Relax inside a fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondola with family and friends as you soar 180-feet above the Potomac River. With each gradual rotation, experience a bird’s eye view of the Washington Monument, Capitol Rotunda, Masonic Temple of Alexandria, and much more. Every spin offers a unique way to take in the sights. Admire a breathtaking sunset or capture a photo in front of the dancing light show that illuminates The Capital Wheel every evening. The National Harbor is the perfect one-stop destination offering great restaurants, shops, hotels, and outdoor fun. You can enjoy a drink from the Flight Deck located directly under The Capital Wheel while you unwind by the water’s edge.

  • General admission to The Capital Wheel

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Meeting point

Please check in at The Capital Wheel ticket booth.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Tickets are valid for one ride on The Capital Wheel any day up to 14 days after your chosen ticket date. This flexible ticket allows you to plan your visit around the weather
  • Each gondola has seating for 6-8 adults
  • Each flight of the Capital Wheel lasts approximately 12-15 minutes
  • Strollers are not permitted on the gondolas, but space is provided to leave it parked
  • The Capital Wheel will operate in most weather conditions. Only extreme weather such as high wind speeds or lightning may cause the attraction to temporarily shut down

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 219 reviews

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The ride itself was great, but would have been better if we were able to get on around 10am as our ticket and online said it was open from 10am-10pm. We made a point to get there early as we had other plans for the afternoon and upon arrival then saw a sign that the Ferris wheel didn’t open until noon. When mentioned at the gate we got a shoulder shrug and the worker just said well we open at noon. Please update your website so others can plan their days. We weren’t the only customers there that arrived around 10 expecting to be able to get onto the Ferris wheel.

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February 20, 2023

An all-around fun Ferris Wheel! It's especially perfect if you get to it right near sunset. You're able to go around three or four times on the wheel before you're told to hop off, so you've got plenty of opportunities to take photos too. I'd say that if you're a tourist in the area, the Ferris Wheel is fun to ride once.

January 15, 2023

It was great. Other than the fact we bought our tickets on a website called Get Your Guide. When they went to scan our tickets it shows they expired in September of 2921 we just purchased them on Sept 11,2922 and our tickets said it was for the date Sept 13, 2022. So do t k ow if that is a scam website just beware. They accepted our tickets because they could see the date it was good for

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September 14, 2022

Product ID: 395207