Cincinnati's SkyStar Observation Wheel Extends Stay Until The End of June

The company made the announcement via a Facebook post

click to enlarge SkyStar - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
SkyStar

SkyStar, a temporary 15-story "observation wheel" (aka Ferris Wheel) at The Banks downtown, has extended its stay through the end of June. 

The company announced the extension via a Facebook post on June 14, stating that more details will follow. 

click to enlarge Cincinnati's SkyStar Observation Wheel Extends Stay Until The End of June
Photo screen grab via Facebook

The portable contraption has been traveling across America, setting up shop in cities including Norfolk, Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky to offer elevated views and a novel pop-up tourism experience. According to a press release posted on cincinnatichamber.com, the 150-foot-high wheel was brought to Cincinnati to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Banks development.

The wheel consists of 36 enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas, which can hold up to six passengers. The ride takes about 12 minutes and includes four revolutions. (Reminder: Don't have sex on the SkyWheel.)

The wheel is open noon-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.50. Skystar is located at 55 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. More info: skystarwheel.com.

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