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The Capital Wheel Opens May 23rd

by Prince Of Petworth May 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm 45 Comments

Capital Wheel Night Shot
Photo courtesy National Harbor

From a press release:

“The Capital Wheel at National Harbor is poised to become a must-see destination when it opens to the public on Friday, May 23rd in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Soaring 180-feet above the Potomac River, The Capital Wheel will join a roster of large-scale observation wheels around the globe.

The Capital Wheel has 42 climate-controlled gondolas. The VIP gondola, National Harbor One, seats four passengers and features glass floors, wine chillers, a retracting monitor/DVD player and leather bucket seats. The remaining 41 gondolas accommodate up to eight passengers and feature glass exteriors to maximize the panoramic views of the National Mall, White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington Cemetery and beyond.

To celebrate the iconic addition to the Washington, D.C., skyline, The Capital Wheel will have extended operating hours this summer. From May 2014 to August 2014 The Capital Wheel is open from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Please visit the newly debuted website to see year-round operating hours and pricing, www.TheCapitalWheel.com.

[How much do tickets cost?
All tickets, plus tax:

$15 for adults
$11.25 per child ages 3 – 11
Free for children ages 2 and under
Discount pricing is available for seniors and military with valid ID for $13.50
Tickets for National Harbor One (the VIP Gondola) cost $50 each. The VIP Gondola can fit up to four riders.]”

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