Celebrate George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.’s, invention with a Ferris Wheel Visa Gift Card. The Ferris Wheel debuted at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, in Chicago, to rival Paris’s Eiffel Tower, built in 1889. Some might say Ferris fell short, considering that big wheel is long gone, while Eiffel’s tower is one of the world’s great landmarks. On the other hand, there are few large replicas of the French tower, but variations of Mr. Ferris’s wheel are found in nearly every nation on earth. A Ferris wheel at a beachfront amusement park has all you need for a fabulous day at the beach. You don’t have to be a big wheel to enjoy a Ferris Wheel Visa Gift Card.