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.
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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
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)
Taxes and fees
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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund