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The Capital Wheel

Check out National Harbor's world-class attraction, the Capital Wheel. Soaring 180 feet above the Potomac River, the Capital Wheel is one of an elite group of observation wheels around the globe.

The Capital Wheel's 42 climate-controlled gondolas, each accommodating up to eight passengers, feature glass exteriors to maximize the panoramic views of the Washington Monument, National Cathedral, Alexandria and beyond. National Harbor One, the VIP gondola, features a glass bottom floor, four leather bucket seats, Amazon "Alexa" technology and much more.

With its spectacular views, family-friendly appeal and cutting-edge technology - including LED lighting with a stunning spectrum of 16 million colors - the Capital Wheel is a can't-miss destination for visitors of all ages and interests. To purchase tickets to ride the Capital Wheel, please visit

Facility Amenities
Motor Coach Parking on site, ADA Compliant, Motor Coach/Bus Parking, Educational Programming, ADA compliant, Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers, Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits, Social Distance Markings/Signage, Social Distance Furniture Configurations, Mobile Payments Accepted, Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations, CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures, Health Related Staff Training, Currently Open for Business, Party Size Restrictions for non-group visitors
Group Minimum
Rate Type
Attraction Rates
$12 to $30
Length of Tour
Less than 1 hour
Military Discounts
Metro Station
Branch Avenue
Metro Line
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Website for "Health & Safety Policy"
Website for COVID-19 response
Employee Safety Requirements
Mask Required, Daily Temperature Checks, Regular Health Screenings
Visitor Safety Requirements
Mask Required
Visitor Ticketing Requirements
Walk-ins Accepted, Group Reservations Accepted
141 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745

(301) 842-8650