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Chicago: Navy Pier Centennial Wheel Regular & Express Ticket

Activity provider: Navy Pier

Chicago: Navy Pier Centennial Wheel Regular & Express Ticket

Activity provider: Navy Pier
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 19.62 per person

Soar to heights of nearly 200 feet over Navy Pier, with unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Choose between pre-purchasing a Regular or a Fastpass Express ticket to experience this iconic part of the Chicago skyline.

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
Reserve now & pay later
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Duration 15 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy 3 full revolutions of the near 200ft high wheel
  • Admire panoramic views over downtown, Lake Michigan, and Navy Pier
  • Skip all the lines when you pre-purchase the Fastpass Express Ticket option
  • Experience the wheel at any time of year with heated gondolas
  • Plan your visit around the weather with this flexible date ticket
Full description

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.

  • Centennial Pier entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • Fastpass Express Centennial Pier entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • 1 ride on the Centennial Wheel (3 revolutions)
  • Parking fees
  • Lockers
  • Transportation to and from Navy Pier
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Head straight to the main boarding line to board the wheel, located on the East Side of the Wheel. There is no need to stand in the ticket line to buy a ticket.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tickets are valid for one ride on The Centennial Wheel up to 7 days after of your chosen ticket date. This flexible ticket allows you to plan your visit around the weather
  •  Children 2 and under are free
  • The Navy Pier Summer Fireworks are at Navy Pier every Wednesday and Saturday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day; additional shows may also be added throughout the year
  • Please note: for the safety of guests and staff, the Centennial Wheel and other Pier Park attractions must occasionally close due to weather conditions, such as lightning, high winds, and extreme cold
  • Only service animals are permitted as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - any guide dog, signal dog or another animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability
  • 9% of the City of Chicago Amusement tax is included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 582 reviews

Review summary

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My 5th time going on the Centennial Wheel and it’s always so fun to watch the pier. The ticket lines were long so I wanted to purchase the ticket online at the navy pier website but unfortunately that wasn’t working. Luckily I found tickets on Getyourguide App and the checkout process was very quick.

June 27, 2022

The ride itself gives you great views. I lowered the score as I had an express path and the employees did not seem to understand how it worked. I did eventually get put to the front of the line. Lots of staff just looking at their phones. Seems like they need to have someone in charge making sure they are all paying attention.

May 31, 2022

This was probably the most fun we had for a different shopping, site seeing experience. The Ferris wheel had the most beautiful views and the “mini carnival” next to it looks to be fun during warmer days (wasn’t open yet). Shopping had some unique places to visit and the eating areas were clean (along with the bathrooms). Will definitely visit this area again if visiting in the future.

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May 2, 2022

Product ID: 196427