Visitors are taken up to 180 feet into the air on the observation wheel giving them wide views of DC and the Potomac River
About This Deal
- National Harbor is open year-round.
- General-admission tickets: 12-60 years old.
- Free admission for children 2 and under.
- Not valid for VIP gondola.
Need To Know
About The Capital Wheel
According to a story that's circulated for centuries, George Washington once threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River. It's unverified, but visitors can check the riverbanks for glints of ancient silver aboard the Capital Wheel at National Harbor. As it rotates, the stately observation wheel lifts riders as high as 180 feet above the river, giving them a birds' eye view of the river's waters and the DC skyline. Conveniently, the observation wheel's seats are enclosed in climate-controlled gondolas, so guests can ride in comfort no matter the season.