The Most Stunning Ferris Wheels Around the World

The Ferris wheel made its debut 128 years ago on June 21 at the Chicago World's Fair

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Tianjin Eye

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China's 120-meter Tianjin Eye is reportedly the only Ferris wheel built over a bridge: it straddles the Yongle Bridge over the Hai River.

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Ain Dubai

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The soon-to-open attraction in the United Arab Emirates will be the world's tallest at 250 meters; it was built with 9,000 tons of steel.

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High Roller

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Currently the tallest, Sin City's High Roller at The LINQ opened in 2014 and true to its city, has bars in some of its enclosed cars.

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Centennial Wheel

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Chicago welcomed the very first Ferris wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and its own giant wheel recently got a makeover, replacing small red boxes with enclosed pods just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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Grande Roue

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The Ferris wheel in Paris was also built for a world's fair, the 1900 Paris Exposition.

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Cosmo Clock 21

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Once it lost its title of world's tallest, engineers added a giant clock onto this wheel in Yokohama, Japan, to give it a new accolade.

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London Eye

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London's iconic wheel opened in 2000 and at 135 meters, is Europe's tallest observation wheel.

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Pacific Wheel

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While not as large as others, Santa Monica's Ferris wheel is the only one in the world that runs on solar power.

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Singapore Flyer

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Another piece of Singapore's stunning skyline, the Flyer boasts the title of Asia's largest observation wheel.

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Eye of Bohai

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Notice something missing? China's Eye of Bohai, which opened in 2018, is without spokes.

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Texas Star

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Fun fact about this Ferris wheel, which starts back up every year for the Texas State Fair: it was built in Italy and shipped to the Lone Star State in the 1980s.

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Wonder Wheel

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While perhaps not as "stunning" as some others, the 100-year-old Wonder Wheel of Brooklyn's Coney Island has something others don't: interior cars that slide down tracks and swing back and forth as the wheel turns.

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