Ferris Wheel on the Pier

The world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel gives visitors a panoramic view of the Southern California coastline from more than 130 feet above the Santa Monica Pier. Measuring 85 feet, the Pacific Wheel moves at 2.5 revolutions per minute with intermittent stops to pick up passengers.

Colorful Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel Against the Sun

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower

Wayah Bald has a vantage point of 5,342 ft. in elevation in the Nantahala National Forest, near Franklin, North Carolina. On a clear day, you can see north to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and south into the rolling hills of Georgia. Here are images of an old stone fire tower, built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, to witness panoramic views of the southern Appalachian mountain chain. 

Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
Steps to Wayah Bald Lookout