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Chicago: Navy Pier Centennial Wheel Regular & Express Ticket

1. Chicago: Navy Pier Centennial Wheel Regular & Express Ticket

Experience the views from the Centennial Wheel at the Historic Navy Pier in Chicago with this attraction ticket. Be suspended over Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Chicago River. Marvel at the Chicago skyline and gaze out over the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan. Choose between two options: With the Regular Barcoded ticket, skip the ticket line and enter the line to board the wheel. The Fastpass Express ticket allows you to skip both lines, and gives you VIP access. Both tickets allow you to visit within 7 days of your scheduled ticket date. Enjoy the Centennial Wheel, which was built in 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Navy Pier opening. Featuring 42 gondolas, each holding 8 people, it operates year-round. They also feature LED lighting, padded seats, TV screens, and speakers, as well as panoramic windows on all 4 sides. A ride on the wheel gives you plenty of time to enjoy these panoramic views of Chicago as they unfold around you, and allows you to visit the top three times. Relax and take in the view, or get your camera out to snap pictures of the ever-changing Chicago landscape.

Chicago: Go City Explorer Pass Choice of 2-7 Attractions

2. Chicago: Go City Explorer Pass Choice of 2-7 Attractions

With the Chicago Explorer Pass by Go City you can visit top sites such as the Navy Pier, Skydeck Chicago, or The Field Museum, all on one handy pass. Enjoy great savings on admission to your choice of 2 to 7 top Chicago attractions and tours, and pay nothing at the gate. Explore at your own pace on a hop-on and hop-off Chicago bus tour, or aboard one of two lake cruises. You have 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. To help you create your own itinerary you'll also get a free digital guide. Use it to help you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. The most popular activities require advanced reservations, check instructions on the included Go City guide, and make sure to place reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment. Included Chicago attractions to choose from with your Explorer Pass: • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago: 1-Day Classic Tour • 360 CHICAGO (reservations required) • Skydeck Chicago (reservations required) • Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and Rides • Adler Planetarium • 10pin Chicago 90-minute Bowling & Pizza (reservations required) • America Writers Museum • Shoreline Architecture River Cruise • Field Museum • Museum of Science and Industry • LEGOLAND Discovery Center • Bike Chicago: 2 Hour Bike Rental • Chicago Children's Museum • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour • Chicago History Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art • Robie House • Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour • Downtown Chicago TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home • The Forge Adventure Park • Lincoln Park Zoo Rides • $20 Food and Drinks Credit at The Cauldron Chicago • Chicago Must-See Architecture Walking Tour • Mobsters and Haunted Mysteries Walking Tour • Chicago Pizza and Drink Combo *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Chicago: Big Bus Sunset Tour with 360 CHICAGO & Cocktail

3. Chicago: Big Bus Sunset Tour with 360 CHICAGO & Cocktail

Start your evening at Navy Pier by hopping on an open-top, double-decker bus to enjoy the warm breeze and city sights as a live guide shares fascinating stories of Chicago’s unique history, art, and culture. As the tour concludes at Navy Pier, you’ll board an included shuttle to 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck to take in the breathtaking skyline view from 1,000 feet high, while sipping on a delicious cocktail from the newly-renovated CloudBar. Begin on your own with a dinner before the tour at one of Navy Pier's many great restaurants. Sunset Tour is 90 minutes long and ends at Navy Pier. Guests will be transferred from Navy Pier to 360 CHICAGO by shuttle. Transportation after 360 CHICAGO not provided. Top sights include: • Navy Pier • Centennial Ferris Wheel • Museum Campus • Magnificent Mile • River North • Lake Michigan • John Hancock Center • Historic Water Tower • And more!

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What people are saying about Centennial Wheel

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,007 reviews

Great way to view skyline,The ride is about 12 mins long or approx 3 full rotations.Would recommend.Only negative is that the lines can get a bit long so arrive early before peek times.

Easy to book. Full refund if cancelled 24+ hours before use. Walked right up to ferris wheel entry; no need to wait at tix line. No issues at all. Great ride.

Go During the Work near Sunset, views were incredible and so were photos! Lots of Room! Could fit at least 6-8

Winter is a great season to ride. Express ticket not necessary, short line moves quickly. Compartment heated!

Was on my daughters bucket list and she really enjoyed it.