A New Turn On Washington, DC – Capitol Wheel

photo of Capitol Wheel at National Harbor in Washington, DCThe team at Ed Tours is always in search of new student tour stop ideas in Washington, DC. The nation’s capitol is the number one destination for class trips with so many civic, historical and cultural things to see and do. We offer several popular DC Tour packages to all the most popular attractions. Our team can also customize any trip to meet the needs of teachers and interests of students. That includes finding the newest things around the region.

The new Capitol Wheel at National Harbor is truly a new turn on Washington, DC. This 180 foot Ferris Wheel towers over the harbor with 42 climate controlled gondolas. It’s a fun experience that offers spectacular views of the Capitol Building, White House, National Mall and more.

Several of these large observation Ferris Wheels have been going up around the world recently with the Capitol Wheel opening a few months ago. Another of the most popular student tour destinations also has an observation wheel under construction. The Orlando Eye is scheduled to open spring of 2015.

The Ferris Wheel was first introduced by it’s inventor George Ferris at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago (World’s Colombian Exhibition.) Since then there have been many of the common smaller “Ferris Wheels” at fairs and amusement parks. But the resurgence of these truly giant observation wheels is a recent phenomenon harkening back to Mr. Ferris’ original concept.

Contact us to learn more about taking your class on a tour that includes the thrill of a giant observation wheel experience.


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