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The Capital Wheel tickets

Gate Prices Adult $16.50
Child (7-12) $12.38

For visitors in search of a unique perspective on the greater Washington, D.C. Metro area, the Capital Wheel is a must-do attraction. This 180-foot-tall observation deck rotates slowly to provide maximum visibility for passengers relaxing within a luxurious gondola space. Passengers can even enjoy delectable concessions provided by Wolfgang Puck during their exciting 15-minute ride.

Some of the sites visible from the Capital Wheel include the iconic Washington Monument, the striking Capitol Building, lovely downtown Alexandria, the scenic Potomac River, and various locations in Prince George’s Country. A ride aboard this observation deck is the perfect photo opportunity from the beautiful National Harbor entertainment district.

The Washington DC Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for The Capital Wheel tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the ticket booth.


Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10:00 am-12:00 midnight
Winter Hours: Monday-Friday, 4:00 pm-10:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, Noon-10:00 pm
Fall Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 am-10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am-11:00 pm.

Hours are seasonal and subject to change.


Open 365 days-a-year unless there is inclement weather. Please call or check The Capital Wheel's Facebook page for current updates.


Children ages 3 and older require a Pass or paid ticket for admission.


116 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

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