Big Eli Ferris Wheel #17
Big Eli Ferris Wheel #17
4.5
Sunday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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tifhermon
Jacksonville, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Eli #17 is an amazing piece of history in our town and it's so cool that you can still ride it! It's run and maintained by the Jacksonville Rotary Club and each week that it runs is sponsored by a different organization, making this **free** ride a great asset to our wonderful community.
Written 7 March 2019
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Sunsetgirl14
South Jacksonville, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
From nine to ninety, all ages are welcome to ride Jacksonville’s Big Eli Ferris Wheel every Sunday afternoon in the summer. Area sponsors generously help our Rotary Club provide free rides. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy some free summer fun.
Written 6 March 2019
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B2493DYkathyl
Concord, NH679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
Jacksonville is known for making Ferris Wheels and this one is at the entry to the city. It was winter though - and light up but I didn't get to enjoy a ride.
Written 11 January 2019
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Hey! We hope you can make it back in the summer to join us for a ride. The wheel is open every Sunday in the summer from 4pm-6pm and all riders are free thanks to our amazing weekly sponsors.
Written 7 March 2019
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Colleen C
Jacksonville3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
I bought an hour on the wheel for my grandsons birthday. The kids all enjoyed it as did Nana. I had ridden it years ago when it was in Nichols Park so it brought back fond memories.
Written 8 June 2018
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shawn a
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
You literally get to ride a little piece of history when you ride this wheel. The Big Eli #17 was made right here in Jacksonville over 110 year ago!! From April to October the local Rotary Clubs operate the wheel on Sunday afternoon's from 4-6 pm and the best part is it's Free to the public!!
Written 7 June 2018
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dhenry1960
White Hall, IL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Rotary Ferris Wheel is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!! It is in a beautiful park location, and lots of fun. And it's free!
Written 7 June 2018
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Judy T
Jacksonville, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
What a unique thing for a town to have every Sunday all summer! The operators are very accommodating to riders.
Written 7 June 2018
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Katie P
Osage Beach, MO20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
It is a neat thing to have in a community and it looks pretty at night. Other than that it is a Ferris wheel. It goes around and around.
Written 16 August 2017
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Cheri_Trips
Jacksonville, IL280 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
The Jacksonville Rotary Club is proud to run the Big Eli Ferris Wheel in Community Park every summer on Sundays from 4PM - 6PM.
Written 24 July 2017
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moodymolly
Jacksonville, IL1,318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
One of the local service organizations runs this vintage Eli Bridge Ferriswheel. The money you spend goes toward their many community service projects. That being said, if you are visiting Jacksonville, one of the things that we are known for is building a vast amount of the world's ferries wheels and Scramblers. I do not know if they still do tours through the building where they make them or not. I do know that they are still in production because I am friends on Facebook with someone that works there and he is always welding on one or the other or a trailer to put them on. Just riding on one here in Jacksonville is a thrill and they give you plenty of time on the ride!
Written 21 July 2017
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