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Navy Pier Facts
- Before the Centennial Wheel was erected in 2016, the Navy Pier Ferris wheel stood in its place.
- The Ferris wheel had over 17 million riders in its ten-year lifespan.
- The record for the longest marathon on a fairground or theme park attraction was set in 2013 when Clinton Shepard rode the Ferris wheel for 48 hours, 8 minutes, and 25 seconds.
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