Ferris wheel

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The original Ferris Wheel, designed by George Ferris for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

A Ferris wheel is an amusement ride that was first introduced at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Designed by George Ferris, the ride features a large vertical wheel to which passenger cars are attached; the wheel turns slowly, providing passengers with a bird's eye view of the immediate surroundings.