Ferris Wheel Day

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When Celebrated

Always on February 14th


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About the Holiday

Ferris Wheel Day honors the birthday of the creator of the Ferris Wheel, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., an American engineer born on this day in 1859 in Galesburg, Illinois. The Ferris Wheel made its debut in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was a landmark at the fair. Some of the tallest or more famous ferris wheels are:

Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ, 550 foot tall

Singapore Flyer, 541 feet tall

The London Eye, London, England, 443 foot tall

Orlando Eye in Orlando, Florida, 400 foot tall

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Chicago, IL, 150 foot tall replica of original

Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama, Japan, 369 foot tall wheel

Gift Guidelines

  • Ride on a Ferris Wheel
  • Book on the history of the Ferris Wheel
  • Ferris Wheel music box

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