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Maryland Delegate Jay Walker, (D-PG) , center, along with his wife Monique and son Jewel marvel at the views during their inaugural ride of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor on Thursday, May 22. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Hundreds showed up for the sneak preview and soft opening of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor on Thursday, May 22. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Hundreds showed up for the sneak preview and soft opening of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor on Thursday, May 22. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Hundreds showed up for the sneak preview and soft opening of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor on Thursday, May 22. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Prince Georges County Executive Rushern Baker, (D) gave brief remarks at the base of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor on Thursday, May 22. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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Unicycles, jugglers, anticipated fun was on hand during a sneak preview and soft opening of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor on Thursday, May 22. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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The Capitol Wheel is the newest edition to the landscape of the National Harbor. It is set to open to the general public on Friday, May 23. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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The Capitol Wheel is the newest edition to the landscape of the National Harbor. It is set to open to the general public on Friday, May 23. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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The Capitol Wheel is the newest edition to the landscape of the National Harbor. It is set to open to the general public on Friday, May 23. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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The Capitol Wheel is the newest edition to the landscape of the National Harbor. It is set to open to the general public on Friday, May 23. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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The Capitol Wheel is the newest edition to the landscape of the National Harbor. It is set to open to the general public on Friday, May 23. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times

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This photo taken May 20, 2014 shows a view of the new "Capital Wheel" at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. With a massive new Ferris wheel overlooking the nation’s capital, a children’s museum, a village of restaurants and hotels and a major casino resort on the horizon, National Harbor in Maryland has quickly become a travel alternative to the marble monuments and museums of nearby Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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This photo taken May 20, 2014 shows a construction crew putting the finishing touches on the "Capital Wheel" at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. With a massive new Ferris wheel overlooking the nation’s capital, a children’s museum, a village of restaurants and hotels and a major casino resort on the horizon, National Harbor in Maryland has quickly become a travel alternative to the marble monuments and museums of nearby Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)