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Ferris Wheels
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According to Wikipedia, a Ferris wheel is a nonbuilding structure consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim.

Ferris wheels are an amusement park ride and may also be found at urban parks and public places. Ferris wheels usually hold about 50-100 people.

Expanded Description:
The first ferris wheel was designed by George W. Ferris, a bridge-builder from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He built the Ferris Wheel for the 1893 World's Fair, which was held in Chicago to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's landing in America. It cost $380,000.00 to make and stood at 264 feet. The diameter of the wheel was 250 feet, making it the largest known wheel in American at the time.


This category includes those Ferry Wheel Rides that are permanent only.
Instructions for Posting a Ferris Wheels Waymark:
Please take at least one picture of the actual Ferris Wheel.

Name of the attraction were the Ferris Wheel is located.

Exact address is not necessary, but please provide city and state.

Months of Operation

Optional: Some park history.
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Please take at least 1 picture of your Ferris Wheel.


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Ferris WheelsLyon Ferris Wheel

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A big Ferris wheel in the center of the city of Lyon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 12/6/2014

last visited: 2/21/2020

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Ferris WheelsGrande roue de Walibi

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Roue visible dans le parc d'attraction de Walibi

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_dahu

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 8/30/2008

last visited: 7/19/2017

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