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!

Check Electrify Showtimes at www.bransontracks.com. Every hour on the hour after dark! Tune into 90.9 to watch the show from your car.
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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

17 Reviews
Susan D.
Joplin, MO
3 Reviews
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"Great experience!"
July 2019 NEW
My youngest was nervous but enjoyed the ride.
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Megan A.
20 Reviews
"Amazing Views of the Branson Strip"
June 2019
My daughter and I really enjoyed our afternoon experience riding the Branson Ferris Wheel. We didn’t have to wait to hop on and the experience lasted about 15 minutes. We felt safe and took some really great pictures.
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Tip: Redeem printed voucher for entry. Located close to Andy’s For ice cream afterwards!

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Nancy S.
ARKANSAS CITY, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The Branson Ferris Wheel"
May 2019
We had 3 adults & 4 children, ages 6 & under for the Ferris wheel ride. The ticket lady made it clear that only 6 were allowed in each gondola, almost barking it at me. Also when trying to find the ticket line, an employee gestured vaguely with her hand & we went to the nearest window which happened to be the photo pick up window. Not your typical Branson hospitality. Later, when we went to the photo window, we saw others there thinking it was the ticket window. The prepaid voucher part went smoothly. The ride itself was a pleasant experience. The moon was almost full. The small children all enjoyed it as it was very slow & peaceful. We went around twice.
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Tip: Be prepared to exit while on the move. I was worried with a 2 year old in tow, but it went just fine. Get precise directions to the ticket booth & save yourself a wait at the wrong window.

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Margaux Porter
Shawnee, KS
1 Review
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"Branson Ferris Wheel"
January 2019
Recently, it was my second time riding the Branson Ferris Wheel and it is so fun it’s a family tradition! I prefer going at night time when the lights are lit up and you can see all over the Branson strip. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and they even ask if you’d like to go around the wheel for a second time or get off. As you ride the wheel a documentary over the wheels past plays which is so informative. We love the Branson Ferris Wheel and highly recommend it to families in Branson looking for a cheap activity!
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Tip: Bundle up if it’s cold!

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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
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"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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PERSIS10T
"Slow but nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Rode the ferris wheel 2 rounds was very nice for sight seeing an gettin pics of Branson at sunset.Dotter wasn't keen on the ferris wheel till seeing it rotates slow very nice ride.
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SableLems
Iowa
"A cool thing to see. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
We visited in August 2019. The price is a bit steep to ride, but we visited during a slow time and they let us go around twice. It was a neat view from the top.
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65689MO
Springfield, Missouri
"Great view of the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
The people were very nice and we felt we got our money's worth with several rounds. I'd recommend you do this early in your Branson visit to get the lay of the land as you can see for miles.
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Rose S
"On top of Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Went for a spin on the wheel with my grandaughter and the things you can see from the top of the wheel. Well worth the cost. Went during the day but the ferris wheel is lit at night.
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lorim138
"Ride at night"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
We rode this Ferris wheel at night when it was all lit up. It was cool to see the surrounding city lights from above. It was a relaxing and not so hot at night.
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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.