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National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

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National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

From US$ 16.50 per person

Experience incomparable aerial views of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia while relaxing inside fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Plan your visit around the weather with this flexible date ticket.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 15 minutes
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Instant confirmation
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy breathtaking views of National Harbor, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
  • Rediscover the beauty of a sunset from 180 feet above the Potomac River
  • Enjoy quality family time in a freshly sanitized, climate-controlled gondola
  • Plan your visit around the weather with this flexible date ticket
  • Save $15 when purchasing the Magic Memories Package ($55 value for $40)
Full description
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. For the complete experience, upgrade to the Magical Memories package, which includes 2 tickets to The Capital Wheel and one Gold Photo Package with two 6x8 photos, two 4x6 photos, and a digital download. Pose for a photo with family or friends and take your memory home with you after picking it up from the onsite photo booth. The Magic Memories Package has a value of $55, but can be purchased for $40 for a group of 2 people.
  • General admission to The Capital Wheel
  • Gold photo package (if Magical Memories option is chosen)
  • Amusement tax
  • Food or drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please check in at The Capital Wheel ticket booth.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Tickets are valid for one ride on The Capital Wheel any day within 14 days either side of your chosen ticket date. This flexible ticket allows you to plan your visit around the weather
  • Each gondola has seating for 6-8 adults
  • Each flight of the Capital Wheel lasts approximately 12-15 minutes
  • Strollers are not permitted on the gondolas, but space is provided to leave it parked
  • The Capital Wheel will operate in most weather conditions. Only extreme weather such as high wind speeds or lightning may cause the attraction to temporarily shut down
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based on 59 reviews

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