Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Southern California has its solar-powered Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, London has its Eye (aka the Millennium Wheel), and the Windy City has its Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. Modeled after the world’s very first Ferris wheel, constructed for Chicago’s 1893 World Colombian Exposition, the 150-foot landmark sits right above Lake Michigan. Surrounding the ride are 50 acres of parks, restaurants, shops, and attractions, including an IMAX Theatre, the live-venue Pepsi Skyline Stage, and the Chicago Children’s Museum. Plan your itinerary from the top of the wheel, Dramamine extra.

600 E. Grand Ave.