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13 incredible Ferris wheels you have to see to believe

The London Eye
London, United Kingdom

A visit to London nowadays just isn't complete without a scenic ride on The London Eye. Joining the London skyline in 2000 and originally called The Millennium Wheel, this 443-foot tall Ferris wheel is London's fourth highest structure, carrying up to 800 passengers in its 32 capsules (meant to represent London's 32 boroughs) on a 30-minute nice-and-easy ride with 360-degree views of the city—on a clear day, you can even see as far as Windsor Castle 25 miles away!

(Photo by Charlotte Leaper/

13 incredible Ferris wheels you have to see to believe

Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out

the highest point in the city at some point during their trip, whether

it's the observation deck at the Willis Tower (formerly known as the

Sears Tower) when visiting Chicago, or the top of the Empire State

Building when they're in New York City. But there are other, fun,

family-friendly ways to get great views around town: Ferris wheels!

Climb onboard any of these 13 and you'll be treated to a different view

and in some cases, a unique and memorable ride you can write home about.

All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. And don't forget your

camera! | Kaeli Conforti, Budget Travel