In May, National Harbor unveiled new attraction the Capital Wheel, a 180-foot-tall observation wheel that offers views of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. With 42 heated and air-conditioned gondolas that hold eight people each, the wheel is open year-round. It can be booked for corporate events, and catering by Wolfgang Punk Catering is available. A private entrance and private area can also be arranged. A V.I.P. gondola, National Harbor One, holds as many as four guests and features glass floors, leather bucket seats, and a retracting monitor with Apple TV. The entire pier can also be booked for events.
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