365 Things to Do in Memphis #278: Ride the Ferris Wheel at Zoo Lights

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 5th 2018 1989 0

This year, see Zoo Lights from the top of a brightly lit 90-foot Ferris Wheel. It’s assignment #278 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis.

Ferris wheels aren’t normally my thing – I’m scared of heights – but I got talked into riding the Ferris Wheel at Zoo Lights a few years ago. There are gondola-like carts (instead of the seats where your feet dangle freely), so the ride was super smooth.

The line wasn’t crazy long (around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday), and we made about five leisurely trips around the wheel before our turn ended. Even if you decide not to ride, the LED light-covered wheel is still cool to watch.

The Ferris Wheel ride is in addition to the $9 entry fee for Zoo Lights, which is open select nights November 16 – December 30, 2018.

Go there:

Memphis Zoo Lights Ferris Wheel (Nov. 16 through Dec. 30)

2000 Prentiss Lane
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 333-6500

Originally published 2012. Updated 2018. 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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