Ferris Wheel

An artist's rendering of the new Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. (Credit: Navy Pier)

New Ferris Wheel For Navy Pier In 2016

A larger, more modern Ferris Wheel will be built at Navy Pier, replacing the 20-year-old iconic attraction at the state’s most popular tourist destination.


(Photo Credit: The Field Museum's Facebook)

Field Museum Celebrates Anniversary Of First Ferris Wheel Ride

You won’t get to go for a spin, but the Field Museum is celebrating today the world’s first Ferris Wheel ride, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Closed For A Makeover

The iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier will be closed for a few weeks while it gets a makeover.


The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Navy Pier Staffer’s 2-Day Ferris Wheel Ride Breaks Guinness World Record

It didn’t seem right to Clinton Shepherd that the birthplace of the Ferris wheel didn’t hold the record for the longest Ferris wheel ride. “I thought Chicago should have that title,” he said Sunday, after spending a record-shattering 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds awake riding Navy Pier’s iconic attraction.


Clinton Shepherd prepares to embark on a two-day Ferris wheel ride. (Lisa Fielding)

Navy Pier Employee Taking A Two-Day Ferris Wheel Ride

Clinton Shepherd hopes to get into the Guinness World Records book by riding the Ferris Wheel for two days. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.


The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

High Winds Will Shut Down Ferris Wheel, Other Attractions At Navy Pier

Navy Pier’s indoor shops, restaurants and attractions will remain open Tuesday.


Navy Pier

High Winds Temporarily Shut Down Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

High winds along the Chicago lakefront forced Navy Pier to shut down its famous Ferris wheel for about an hour on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Navy Pier

Special Deals Abound In Chicago This Leap Day

It’s that day that only comes once every four years, when women are purportedly supposed to propose to men, and when full-grown adults who are actually 28 years old get to celebrate their 7th birthdays.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012