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National Ferris Wheel Day – February 14, 2024

Every year, National Ferris Wheel Day is celebrated on February 14. Some are not scared of heights. You may have fond childhood memories of riding on a Ferris wheel. On this day, you can remember your childhood memories of riding on a Ferris wheel by celebrating this day. Do you know that the ‘High Roller’ is the largest Ferris wheel in the world? The massive wheel is 550 feet tall and is located in Las Vegas.

History

February 14 marks the annual observance of National Ferris Wheel Day. It also celebrated the day of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., the inventor of the Ferris wheel, who was born on February 14.

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A civil engineer, Ferris was born in 1859, in Galesburg, Illinois, introduced the world to the concept of the Ferris wheel and designed the original Chicago Ferris Wheel. He received his graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, in 1881.

Ferris made his prototype as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, as the United States version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Dates

YearDateDay
2024February 14Wednesday
2025February 14Friday
2026February 14Saturday
2027February 14Sunday
2028February 14Monday

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FAQs

Where is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel?

The world’s tallest Ferris wheel is located in Dubai. The Ain Dubai is over 800 feet tall.

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