Denver Attraction ~ Ferris Wheel Day

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Elitch Gardens Ferris WheelDenver attractions are as diverse as are the people. Some of the “Mile High” cities best known have to be Elitch Gardens and Lakeside Amusement Park.

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Both parks have been Denver attractions for over 100 years. This Ferris Wheel Day, spend some time with your loved ones planning how much fun it will be to visit these fine establishment com warmer weather, because hey February is cold. So cuddle up with your loved ones today and dream about the warm days to come.

Some info on Ferris Wheel Day.

Always February 14th

George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. a civil engineer, made the first Ferris Wheel at the World's Colombian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

The purpose of this day is obvious... to celebrate the birthday of this great inventor and to enjoy his invention. The trouble is, there aren't many carnivals, amusement parks or fairgrounds operating in mid-February in North America. You may have to settle with enjoying old photos of trips to a fair or amusement park.

Origin of Ferris Wheel Day:


Lakeside Ammusement Park ~ The Chipmunk

Ferris Wheel Day commemorates the birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris, 

Jr., the creator of the first Ferris Wheel. 

Austria, a country in love with their Ferris Wheels, also claims to have created this day. Their claim is that this date was chosen because in Austria this is historically the most weather friendly day of the year.

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Comments (1)

Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

This is an amazing thing! I should come to see the Ferris Wheel (or lack of one) sometime. Great Valentines adventure.

Feb 14, 2013 04:51 AM