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National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

1. National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

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.

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What people are saying about Capital Wheel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 88 reviews

It was good experience. Nice atmosphere. The people are beautiful. People were friendly. A place of diversity where everybody is enjoying themselves,each other and their family and friends. A place where kids can also enjoy themselves as well.

Glad the tickets are flexible, I arrived at the harbor at my leisure and boarded. It was an awesome view form atop the wheel. Comfortable gondola with air conditioner. Would definitely recommend it and I would go again if I'm in Maryland.

Loved the ride and spectacular viewsVery safe and 15 minute ride to enjoy all encompassing city views,Buy the souvenir pic with the wheel in the background, makes for a nice memory.

It was a great hassle free experience. We made reservations a few days before the event which allowed to get on the ride without standing in a long line.

Fun activity. Arrived around 11am on a Saturday. Line was short - only waited about 10 min.