Giant, 156-foot Ferris wheel coming to Minnesota State Fair

This giant Ferris wheel is coming to the Minnesota State Fair. Photo credit: Minnesota State Fair.

The Minnesota State Fair is getting one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America. The Great Big Wheel will bring you 156 feet over the Great Minnesota Get-together.

The Great Big Wheel has 36 enclosed, six-person gondolas, and a half-million, programmable LED lights to put on an evening spectacle. The giant Ferris wheel was built in the Netherlands and requires 12 trailers to transport the 200-ton amusement.

The Great Big Wheel will be located on the southwest corner of Randall Avenue and Cooper Street, across from Family Fair at Baldwin Park and will operate 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily throughout the fair. Tickets are $5 per rider.

The 2017 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24 through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Fox 9 will once again be broadcasting live from the State Fair. Come visit us, watch the show, and grab a reusable bag on Nelson Street, across from the Grandstand and next to the Giant Slide.