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Smithsonian Tours by Segway

1400 Constitution Ave., NW, National Museum of American History, Washington DC, DC 20560
202-384-8516
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Ranked #9 of 118 Activities in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Segway Tours
Owner description: Segway has come together with the Smithsonian Institution to offer the only Personal Transporter (PT) tour to depart from the National Mall at the... more » Owner description: Segway has come together with the Smithsonian Institution to offer the only Personal Transporter (PT) tour to depart from the National Mall at the National Museum of American History. This scenic tour, prepared in consultation with Smithsonian staff, offers visitors an exciting overview of the National Mall as well as a unique way to learn more about the country's national treasures. Gliders will explore Washington DC's rich history and enjoy educational stories that only the Smithsonian could tell. During this 3-hour tour, your guide will lead the group and offer insightful commentary on the architecture, art, culture and history related to the many points of interest, landmarks and key Smithsonian museums exhibits along the route. It's an educational and incredibly fun experience! « less
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There are many choices for Segways in DC, but the one at the Smithsonian given by Bike And Roll is the best. Our guide, Andy, was a history major and knew all kinds of neat facts and stories. He was also into architecture so we got some good info on that too. The Segways were easy to ride and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did the Smithsonian Segway tour and it was fabulous. The guide, Andy, was extremely knowledgeable and professional. It was the first time on a Segway and we had a blast. Andy tailored the tour to our interest and even arranged to for us to tour a couple special locations. It was the best money spent!

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was in DC in December 2013 and it was freezing cold (especially for an Aussie!). My partner and I had purchased a Groupon for the Smithsonian Segway Tour. There were only four of us, plus the guide, on the tour, so we got plenty of attention when learning to ride the segway and it was easy to keep up... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the way to go to see Washington, DC monuments. We booked a 2 pm Segway tour for 3 hrs. It was so much fun. We had no problem learning how to maneuver them. There were only the 3 of us, me, hubby and our 22 yr old son. Lee was our guide and he was so informative. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It was our first time on a Segway, I was a little nervous but our guide Lee, was great. Very patient and had a great sense of humour. We only had 2 days in Washington and we found that this was absolutely the best way to see so many monuments and the White House! Lee had lots of interesting, fun... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was our first Segway tour, we were relieved that the Segways were easy and very fun to ride around! Our tour guide was friendly, laid-back, and knowledgeable. As easy to ride as the Segways are, our guide over-estimated our ability on the Segway and lost us a couple times at intersections because he was going fast enough that not... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Had a great time. Was my first time in Washington DC and what a way to start off the sight-seeing. The segway was easy to use and a blast, and the tour was both fun, funny (stories), and informative. Our guide, Lee, was very friendly, laid-back, and informative (perfect!). Was a 3hour tour but didn't feel long at all. I... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Smithsonian Tour by Segway was great - The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the sites we saw on the tour and the product - The Segways were easy to ride- We were able to see so much more!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We took the tour as our first activity upon arrival. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and recommended other things we could visit as well as best restaurants and other tours. We used the information to plan the remainder of our visit. i can not recommend the Smithsonian Segway Tours enough.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

What fun! I took a Smithsonian Tours by Segway tour with Lee as my guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly. He took me to a number of attractions I had not yet visited including all the war memorials. He not only gave me facts, but had stories to liven things up. But the real fun is the segway. I didn't... More

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