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National Ferris Wheel Day

February 14, 2023 All day

February 14th is National Ferris Wheel Day!

The day commemorates the birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., the inventor of the Ferris Wheel.

What is a Ferris Wheel?

The Ferris Wheel is a large, rotating amusement ride that features cabins or gondolas for passengers to ride in. The first Ferris Wheel was built for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and it stood 264 feet tall.

The Ferris Wheel quickly became a popular attraction at amusement parks and fairs around the world. Today, there are Ferris Wheels of various sizes and designs in many different countries.

National Ferris Wheel Day is a celebration of this iconic amusement ride and its inventor. It is a time to appreciate the ingenuity and creativity that went into developing the Ferris Wheel, and to recognize the enjoyment that it has brought to countless people over the years.

One way to celebrate National Ferris Wheel Day is to visit an amusement park or fair and take a ride on a Ferris Wheel. You can also learn more about the history of the Ferris Wheel and its inventor, and share that knowledge with others.

Overall, National Ferris Wheel Day is a fun and lighthearted celebration of a beloved amusement ride, and a reminder of the importance of innovation and creativity in our lives.

Happy National Ferris Wheel Day!