A Wheel with a View
On this day in 1893, the first Ferris wheel opened to the public at the World’s Columbian Exposition. For 50 cents, fairgoers could see Chicago like they had never seen before–on a revolving 264-foot steel wheel overlooking the eclectic attractions of the Midway Plaisance and dazzling neoclassical White City. Now you can see the city and the world’s fair like you’ve never seen it before – in immersive VR with “Chicago 00: 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.” Watch now.
The Chicago 00 Project is an award-winning partnership between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes that produces free interactive virtual and augmented reality experiences. See all experiences.