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How much do tickets cost?

All tickets prices and options can be found here.

Children ages 2 and under are free.

What methods of payment does KC Wheel accept?

We are cashless! KC Wheel accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover & American Express.

What is a VIP ride?

If you are looking for an exceptional experience, the KC Wheel VIP Gondola provides an especially luxurious ride with its plush leather bench seats, floor lighting, cup holders and beverage of your choice. You can purchase your VIP tickets here (link) which will allow you to step right to the head of the line. The VIP gondola can accommodate up to six guests. After your spin, step over to our photo booth and get your photo package, which is included with each ticket. The KC Wheel VIP Gondola tickets must be reserved in advance.

Are reservations required?

Reservations are not required for the KC Wheel or Pennway Putt. However, they are required for the VIP gondola. You can reserve your seats for the VIP gondola here

Are tickets good for a specific time, or for the entire day?

Tickets are good for one admission during operating hours (not unlimited rides per day). The tickets are not timed, so you can experience the KC Wheel or Pennway Putt at your convenience. Tickets expire 90 days from the date of purchase.

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the onsite ticket booth located in front of the KC Wheel or at the golf hut for Pennway Putt tickets.

If I don’t print my tickets will my tickets scan from my smartphone?

Yes, you can scan your ticket barcode from your smartphone.

What if I lose my email ticket confirmation?

If you have lost your email ticket confirmation, please contact info@kcwheel.com please tell us the email address you used to purchase the tickets and the name of the purchaser. In most cases we can easily look them up and resend them.

Is it safe for pregnant women to ride The KC Wheel? What about babies?

The KC Wheel is a safe and slow ride for people of all ages and conditions, including pregnant women, small children, and babies. Children under the age of 2 ride free with the purchase of an adult ticket and accompanying adult.

Are the gondolas private or do you ride with other people or groups?

We provide every customer with an exclusive and personalized experience, ensuring you won’t need to share your gondola with anyone you don’t know.

Hours and Weather

When is the KC Wheel open?

Operating hours subject to change due to holidays and special events. For our standard operating hours please see our calendar.

Does the KC Wheel ever shut down because of the weather?

The KC Wheel will operate in most weather conditions. Only extreme weather such as high wind speeds, lightning and/or tornados, extreme temperatures, and ice would cause the attraction to shut down.

Riding the KC Wheel

How long is the ride?

Each experience on the KC Wheel lasts approximately 12-15 minutes.

How many people can fit in a gondola at one time?

Each gondola has seating for 6 adults. The KC Wheel VIP Gondola can seat up to six people.

Is it possible to bring our own food and drinks onto the KC Wheel?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Wheel House, our food and beverage location, is conveniently located on-site for you to purchase a variety of tasty hand-held bits, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Food and beverages are not allowed on the KC Wheel.

Are gondolas comfortable in all weather?

Each gondola is air-conditioned and heated, so you can ride in comfort year-round.

May I bring a stroller into the gondola?

Strollers are not permitted in gondolas. Stroller parking is provided. We are not liable for any damaged or stolen items.

Is the KC Wheel wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we have 2 gondolas with 32-inch-wide door openings that are accessible to guests using wheelchairs. A ramp is available to accommodate rolling into our wheelchair accessible gondolas. Guests using wheelchairs and riding in our standard gondolas have the option of either riding with their wheelchair or transferring from their wheelchair onto the seating in the gondolas. Please note, due to space limitations, each standard gondola can accommodate a guest, with their wheelchair, and 2-3 additional riders. Guests that wish to ride with more friends or family or that simply do not wish to bring their wheelchairs on board may transfer from their wheelchair to the gondola seating. For guests transferring out of their wheelchairs, the KC Wheel is happy to store your wheelchair safely and securely on the loading platform, where it will be immediately available at the conclusion of your ride.

Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed to ride in gondolas. 

Do you allow service animals?

Service animals are allowed and welcome!

Trip Planning

Are there hotels near the KC Wheel?

Yes, there are multiple hotels within walking distance or a short car ride.

How do I find out more information about the KC Wheel and the area?

Explore our website to learn more about the KC Wheel. You can also go to visitkc.com for more information about Kansas City.

What are the hours of operation for the KC Wheel, Pennway Putt and Wheel House?

Hours vary, it is best to check daily hours when you’re planning your trip. Go to the calendar scroll over the date you’d like to visit, and the hours will pop up.

Is there a newsletter I can sign up for so I can stay connected to what’s happening at the KC Wheel?

Our awesome email newsletter is sent monthly. It’s a great opportunity to stay updated on all the most current news, discounts and special events happening at the KC Wheel, Pennway Putt and Wheel House. To get our newsletter delivered to your inbox, sign up HERE

Group Sales

Are group discounts available?

Yes, discounts for groups over 10 are available, please contact Group Sales at info@kcwheel.com

Can a group book a ride for a specific time?

Specific time reservations are not required though recommended for larger groups.

Do you offer complimentary tickets for large groups?

We offer one complementary ticket per 10 tickets purchased. Tour Operators also receive a complementary ticket when visiting with their group.

Pennway Putt

Can I host a party or other private event at the KC Wheel?

To host an event at the KC Wheel, please contact Group sales at info@KCWheel.com.

May I bring something to eat or drink?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted at the KC Wheel or Pennway Putt. You may purchase beverages and treats at Wheel House during normal hours of operation.

Rent the lights at the KC Wheel

How can I rent the lights on the KC Wheel for a special occasion?

To rent the lights on the KC Wheel for your special event or occasion, please contact our events team at events@kcwheel.com.

What types of events are suitable for renting the lights on the KC Wheel?

The KC Wheel lights are a stunning addition to any event, including gender reveals, proposals, weddings and anniversaries. We also offer special corporate and nonprofit lighting sponsorships. Whether it’s a personal milestone, corporate or nonprofit function, our lights can create a captivating backdrop for your special event.

How far in advance should I book the lights on the KC Wheel for my event?

We recommend booking the lights on the KC Wheel well in advance to secure your preferred date and time. Popular dates tend to fill up quickly, so it’s a good idea to reach out to us as soon as you have a date in mind. Booking at least three to six months ahead is advisable for larger events to ensure availability. Booking lighting events is on a first come first served basis.

Can I customize the colors and of the lights on the KC Wheel?

Yes, we can customize the colors of the lights to match the theme or mood on several of our lighting packages. 


Where is the best place to park?

There is parking available on first come, first serve bases at Pennway Point. There are overflow garages and parking lots nearby. The closest parking garage is located at 1804 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64108 (0.3 miles) from the Kansas City Wheel https://maps.app.goo.gl/N44exFpScLGhTbHU6

Where do buses park?