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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 Mondays between November 1 and March 31 to take advantage of special seasonal pricing.

Buy Centennial Wheel Tickets Online

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


Individual Tickets
Adults – Special Online Price $16 Buy Online and Save
Adults – Box Office Price $18 Walk-up only
Military* $15 Walk-up only
Children (ages 3-11)- Special Online Price $13 Buy Online and Save
Children (ages 3-11) – Box Office Price $15 Walk-up only
Children (ages 0-2) Free Walk-up only


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 $30 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** (Mondays — Nov. 1 – Mar 31)
Adults** $13 Walk-up only on Mondays
Military** $11 Walk-up only on Mondays
Children (ages 3-11)** $11 Walk-up only on Mondays
Children (ages 0-2) Free Walk-up only
**Illinois Resident Rates in effect Mondays — 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 (20+ guests)
Centennial Wheel Single Ride (20-50 guests) $13-$15 Buy Now
*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.

See also: Pier Park Hours

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