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National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

Activity provider: The Capital Wheel

National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

Activity provider: The Capital Wheel
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 15 minutes
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English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • General admission to The Capital Wheel
  • Amusement tax
  • Food or drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers

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 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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I went early enough so there was plenty of parking and pretty much walked right up to the Ferris wheel with only 1 family in front of me. It’s a 15 minute ride, so as a solo rider, the excitement wore off after the first two rotations, which is the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars. The day was perfect and the views were beautiful.

June 11, 2022

June 26, 2022

Great view, comfortable ride

June 23, 2022

Product ID: 395207