The Branson Ferris Wheel in Branson, MO

Track 4Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

Formerly known as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel from 1995 to 2015, the Branson Ferris Wheel has been ridden by more than 17 million passengers and counting. Climb aboard one of the gondolas and get ready for views of beautiful Branson, MO from 150 feet in the sky. At night, the Ferris Wheel lights up for “Electrify,” a dazzling musical and light spectacular you don’t want to miss.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • The Ferris Wheel formerly operated at Navy Pier in Chicago.
  • Electrify show times are at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00 pm nightly, weather permitting.
  • The Ferris Wheel features 40 gondolas and can accommodate up to 240 passengers at a time.
  • One rotation is approximately 7.5 minutes long.

Description

from The Branson Ferris Wheel
The Branson Ferris Wheel was formerly Chicago's iconic Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, ridden by nearly 17 million people from 1995 to 2015. Standing 150 feet tall, its 40 gondolas hold 240 riders, and it lights up the night with 16,000 LED lights. The Branson Ferris Wheel boasts spectacular views of the famed entertainment corridor and the picturesque Ozark Mountains. Don't miss "Electrify"-A Music and Light Spectacular!

Light-Show times are at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00 pm nightly (weather permitting).
Located at Track 4, the Ferris Wheel was built in 2016 and stands 150ft high. Ride Time is 15 minutes.

More Wheel Features
40 gondolas, 240 passengers, 6 passengers per gondola, 16,000 LED lights. The Branson Ferris Wheel is a continuous rotation but can be stopped for guest assistance.

**CLOSING TIME IS APPROXIMATE AND DEPENDS ON CROWD LEVEL AND WEATHER.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

13 Reviews
Carolyn Cassetty
Kentland, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Nice smooth ride"
October, 2018
This Ferris Wheel used to be located on Chicago Navy Pier and we road it at that time with beautiful views of the lake and the Chicago skyline. Now it is located in Branson. Yes it provides a great view of the surrounding area, but the surrounding area is pretty built up so the view is not so great if you want scenery, which was what I was hoping for.
On the plus side, the Wheel moves very slowly so that people can get on and off without stopping. This provides a nice smooth ride. I imagine the line gets pretty long sometimes, but when we went there was almost no one riding, so they let us go around twice when I think it would normally have been a once around. I would recommend this ride just for the experience of riding such a large, historic Ferris Wheel. Who knows, you might spot something along the strip that peaks your interest, like the airplane across the street that looks like its about to crash or the helicopter tours next door that you can see taking off and landing.
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Tip: Tickets are a little less expensive through Reserve Branson than at the gate.

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Manoj M R M.
Little rock, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Spectacular View of Branson"
September, 2018
My husband and I enjoyed the amazing view from the top. For those who are afraid of height, it was slow and easy ride. We had the big gondola for ourselves and we didn't have to share it with anyone. For the second round the staff would ask you, if we would like to go for the second round and you can remain seated else you can get down. Overall it was a pleasant ride.
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Tip: It's not a closed gondola. Don't expect air conditioning.

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Jeff Bolton
GARDNER, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A Great Memory"
August, 2018
My teenage daughter and I took a weekend trip to Branson before the start of school. This was definitely a highlight of our visit. You can see the landmark ferris wheel for miles and once you're on it, you can REALLY see for miles. We rode at night and the views were awesome, plus it was a little cooler in the evening. Just before we got on, they fired up the nightly laser light show, choreographed to music. We got to see it again from a distance a littler later that night as we enjoyed our frozen custard treats. Getting on & off was simple and the employees were super nice. This ride is a piece of history and should not be missed!
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Tip: There is a separate line to purchase tickets for the wheel. You will have to take your voucher there and they give you paper tickets.

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Roberta Ellmann
Groveland , IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful View"
August, 2018
The set up & purchase of tickets was quick. The website was user friendly.

The Ferris Wheel was clean and the view was beautiful.
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Tip: The Ferris wheel does not stop for loading/unloading. My young daughter was scared of that but with a little encouragement she did just fine.

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Cody Willey
Enid, OK
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Best at night!"
July, 2018
Fun attraction with a great view! It turns really slow and you can go around once or twice for the same price. Open air baskets that are caged in for safety.
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Ashley Ritchie
Nocona, TX
7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful"
July, 2018
We had a great time on the Ferris Wheel! We rode it at night and you can see all the beautiful lights in town!
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Julie Arnold
Pineville, LA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Nighttime"
July, 2018
This was so beautiful during the nighttime. We went during the Fourth of July and was able to watch fireworks.
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Tip: Your tickets allow you to go around twice.

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Holly Larsen
Council Bluffs, IA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved it"
June, 2018
Lots of things to see when you're up this high! We went at night because the light show and because it's hot during the daytime.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Karen C
"Very Pretty view of Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018 NEW
This is a fun place to take the family. What a great night view of the CIty.!!! Will ride this again when the family comes to town in the spring.
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Jim R
Branson, Missouri
"Absolutely wonderful, beautiful, amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018 NEW
I've already stated my review in the title but if you really want something different, just visit this attraction at night. It's lit up with thousands of LED lighting and is simple amazing. Take your camera, ride the ride and enjoy.
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Corinne P
Carpentersville, Illinois
"Branson 2018"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018 NEW
Well this was a surprise, my husband wanted to ride this ferris wheel so we rode it. also we had company, a stranger asked if he could ride with us and we said yes. I rode this ferris wheel before, in Chicago, had to come all the way to Branson to ride it again. It was fun and we enjoyed it. It was a long time since I rode the ferris wheel.
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hendersonc473
Oakland, Tennessee
"Grand, visual sight with a great ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2018 NEW
The Ferris wheel is located at the junction of the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and the 76 Strip. The wheel is stunning in appearance and offers an exciting Ferris Wheel ride.
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BlkRaven2u
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
"Great views of the city at night"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2018 NEW
My daughter and I decided to ride the ferris wheel one night while we were staying in Branson. The views of the city all lit up was really cool. Only down side is that it is a bit pricey ($12) to just go around once.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Branson Ferris Wheel

How many people can fit in one gondola?
The Branson Ferris Wheel has 40 gondolas, each accommodating a maximum of 6 passengers.

Is there a weight limit for the Branson Ferris Wheel?
No. All are welcome to ride the Branson Ferris Wheel. Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of six average weight and height adults. The gondolas can support 990 pounds of weight each.

Can a crew member watch my children while I ride the Branson Ferris Wheel?
No. In order for our crew to safely operate all of the rides, they are unable to watch your children.

Is there an age limit for the Branson Ferris Wheel?
No. While we do not have an age limit, we do require there to be one adult ( at least 18 years of age) for every two children under the age of 12.

How long is the ride?
One rotation of the Ferris wheel is approximately 7.5 minutes long.

Can I take a pet on the Ferris wheel?
For safety reasons, no pets are allowed on the Branson Ferris Wheel. The only exception is for service animals, who may ride with their handlers.

Do I have to share a gondola with other riders if our party does not fill up the entire space?
You do not have to share space with other people on the Ferris Wheel. Since at least 2 riders are required per gondola, crew members may ask a group if they are comfortable with a single rider sharing their gondola, but you do not have to accept if you do not want to.