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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 #8 of 109 activities in Washington DC
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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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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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

If you've never visited the Mall before, or if you have and remember how much walking is involved, you really need to try the Smithsonian Segway Tour. The National Mall is almost 3 miles from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. It's huge! Riding the Segway makes it all possible to see in 3 hours! We toured all up and... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My cousin and I, both of us has never been on a Segway signed up for a tour using this vehicle. We had been walking most of the morning in the Air and Space Museum and were getting tired. We got to the National Museum for our rendezvous with the tour. It was a great experience to see most of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you are going to visit DC and want to see all the major landmarks then this is definitely the tour to do it with. The guide gave great information at each stop and we got ample time at the Lincoln memorial to go up and take photos. Bonus part of the trip was when we go to see the... More

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Murfreesboro, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The government shutdown did not hinder this tour at all. Rick was our guide and he did a fantastic job of getting us as close as possible to all the sights. We could not go in, but we saw more than we ever could have on our own/ walking. Segways are the perfect way to get around to all we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was raining, it was cold, but we had the best tour we've ever done with the Segway/Smithsonian Tour. Rik (or maybe it's spelt Ric) was awesome. Even though all the museums and monuments were shut (thanks US government for that one), we had great time and the Segway is a fabulous way to get around the Mall. Would recommend... More

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