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Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of the Chicago skyline and a treasured piece of Chicago cultural history. Soaring to heights of nearly 200 feet, the Wheel offers visitors unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.

The Centennial Wheel is open year-round, weather permitting. No matter the season, the enclosed gondolas provide a comfortable experience and miraculous city views. Illinois residents, plan your visit on Tuesdays-Thursdays between November 1 and March 31 to take advantage of special seasonal pricing.

Buy Centennial Wheel Tickets

Guests can purchase tickets online* or at the Navy Pier Park box office. See below for ticket options.

Individual Tickets
Adults (12+) $18 $16
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Children (ages 3-11) $15 $13
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Children (ages 0-2) Free See box office
Military* $15 See box office
*Military discount available to United States active duty service members. Please present military ID at box office.


Upgraded Experiences
Private Premium Wheel Experience (Up To Four Guests) $125 Buy Now
The Premium Wheel experience includes admission for up to four guests to board the VIP gondola, featuring plush seating and trademark glass bottom, plus other premium perks. Ideal for celebrating special occasions!
Centennial Wheel Fast Pass $26 Buy Now
Jump to the front of the line with a Centennial Wheel Fast Pass. 
Art Institute of Chicago Combo Ticket $39 Buy Now
Enjoy a fun-filled day exploring two of Chicago’s most iconic destinations. This combo ticket includes one (1) individual adult Centennial Wheel admission and one (1) individual adult general admission ticket to the Art Institute of Chicago.


Illinois Resident Rates** (Tuesdays-Thursdays, Nov. 1 – Mar 31)
Adults** $14 Box office only on Tuesdays-Thursdays
Military** $12 Box office only on Tuesdays-Thursdays
Children (ages 3-11)** $12 Box office only on Tuesdays-Thursdays
Children (ages 0-2) Free Walk-up only
**Illinois Resident Rates in effect Tuesdays-Thursdays from November 1 through March 31. To claim, guest must present valid photo ID at the Pier Park box office. Military discount available to United States active duty service members.

*On certain peak attendance dates, such as the 4th of July, online tickets may not be available for purchase. Ticket prices for Navy Pier Park rides include the 9% City of Chicago Amusement Tax.

Group Tickets

Navy Pier offers special rates on a wide variety of attractions and activities, as well as dining packages, for groups of 20 or more guests. To learn more about all group options, contact Group Sales.

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