Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City

Come around and take a spin on this Oklahoma City attraction: the Wheeler Ferris Wheel and big OKC Sign.

Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City

The Wheeler District is an up-and-coming neighborhood in Oklahoma City. Located between downtown and Capitol Hill. There are new developments, shops, public spaces, and restaurants being built to revitalize this area of the city. At the center of it all is the Wheeler Riverfront Plaza anchored by the Wheeler Ferris Wheel and giant OKC sign.

With a gorgeous view of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline. The public space offers games, concessions, seating, hammocks, and more. But the main draw to the Wheeler District is the giant Ferris Wheel. The Oklahoma City Ferris Wheel actually started its life in an entirely different place: California.

Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City

For 12 years this 100-foot tall Ferris wheel spun at Santa Monica Pier on the California Coast, at the end of the trail for historic Route 66. Running from 1996 to 2008, it was eventually replaced. But Santa Monica’s loss though was Oklahoma City’s gain and, after purchasing the ride on eBay, it was moved eastward on to its new home in another Route 66 city.

While you might come to take a spin on the ferris wheel, you should definitely stay to take some Instagram-worthy photos at the popular OKC sign.

Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City

The big OKC sign in Oklahoma City was created by local fabrication artist Hugh Mead. It consists of three 10-foot tall aluminum letters spelling out O-K-C, the abbreviation for Oklahoma City. They are the perfect height and construction to allow visitors to climb onto the letters for fun Instagram selfies.

Visit this Oklahoma City attraction on your vacation or on a Route 66 road trip from Oklahoma City to Tulsa or across the entire route. While in town also visit Milk Bottle Grocery and the Miss America Statues and plan to spend the night in the vintage Classen Inn!

Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City
Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign in Oklahoma City

Wheeler Ferris Wheel and OKC Sign at the Wheeler Riverfront Plaza

Address: 1701 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am – 9pm; Friday 11am – 10pm; Saturday 8am – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 9pm
Cost: Free to See.
Ferris Wheel Ride Cost: Single Ride $6; Kids 3 & Under Free; Day Pass $10; Season Pass $20

Visit the official Wheeler District website for up-to-date hours and prices.

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VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!