Great Wheel

What are you waiting for? It’s a giant ferris wheel, right on the water, with primo views of the Emerald City (Seattle. Not Oz. We don't sell tickets to Oz)

Located at the Miners Landing at the Pier 57 waterfront, you’ll get great views of the city. You’ll get even better ones of the Puget Sound, the boats in it, and the mountains behind it. Each trip takes roughly 10 minutes. It goes quick, so snap those selfies while you can!

Great Wheel directions and parking

Best way to get to the Seattle Great Wheel

Take the #29 bus to 2nd Ave and Pike Street.

Best parking near the Seattle Great Wheel

There are parking lots along nearby Western Ave. where parking is available for a fee.

Best things to see near Great Wheel

Seattle is filled with sights and interesting things to do. The Wheel’s strategic waterfront location will give you easy access to things downtown and in Pike Place Market.

For the photographers among you, a photography tour of Pike Place Market is a great option after going for a ride on the Wheel.

If you have limited time and want to see the best things before you hop to your next destination, this one-day tour will show you the highlights.

A city pass will give you access to top sights in the city, including the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Harbor Tour, and more.

Great Wheel FAQs

Can I still ride the Great Wheel if it’s raining?

Unless there are extreme winds or lighting in close proximity, you can still ride the Great Wheel.

Are food and drinks allowed?

Food and drink are prohibited on the Great Wheel.

How long is the Great Wheel ride?

The ride completes three revolutions in 12 minutes.

How many people can fit in the Great Wheel gondola?

The Great Wheel has 42 gondolas, which can carry up to eight passengers each.