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“Tour Smithsonian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smithsonian National Mall Tours

Smithsonian National Mall Tours
Ranked #36 of 139 Tours in Washington DC
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Owner description: Ride beside history! Prepared in consultation with Smithsonian experts, this premiere Segway tour highlights the architecture, art, culture, and history of Washington, DC's National Mall and many of Smithsonian's famed museums. Hear the many stories behind DC's landmarks and most famous national treasures on this three hour tour. Covering over 1,000 acres of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, this is DC's only tour that departs directly from the Mall at the National Museum of American History. Must be at least 16 years old to participate. (Min. weight 100lbs, max 260lbs).
Avon Lake, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
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“Tour Smithsonian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Our guide, Rick, was very helpful and patient in training us on how to use the segway. After a few minutes of learning how to get on, go forward, navagate, and stop, we were on our way. He made sure to check with us often to confirm that we were confident with crossing intersections and using the sidewalks or dirt/gravel areas. He told us about the history of the different sites and made sure that we saw as many sites as possible in the 3 hour tour. Can't say enough good things about this experience.

Visited February 2013
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Windham, New Hampshire
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“By Far the Best way to see the Mall in DC!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We scheduled a 3 hour tour with Rick starting from the Smithsonian-American History Museum. After a quick video of what not to do we were able to get a lesson on how to ride. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to ride and navigate even over bumps. Added bonus each Segway had a front pouch that fit our purses and cameras! It felt like we were able to see the entire Mall without being rushed. We had ear pieces and microphones to communicate. Rick was very thorough in his knowledge about all of the museums and monuments and added historical extras about restaurants and hotels. At one point the President and his Motorcade drove right next to us! This tour was Absolutely the highlight of our visit to DC. I cant wait to come back and do it again!! Thank you Rick for an Amazing experience!

Visited January 2013
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Groton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“DC tour by segway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

we had a 3 hour tour with Rick, he did a great job quickly teaching us the segway, then we were off on guided tour, we saw everything! not only did we get to see all the good stuff we learned some cool facts from Rick. not only is this a great way to see everything, but it will help you learn your way around the area a bit. Rick also pointed out some good food spots for us to get lunch, highly recommend this, thanks for a great time!

Visited February 2013
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“Best way to visit the Mall in Washington DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I had three nights in Washington and the first morning we went on this fabulous Segway Tour. After a quick learning to drive the Segway (my wife had never practiced before) we went all through the most important places to see with advices for which best place to visit more thouroughly in the next days. the 3 hours trip is just what you need with a Segway for this 8 miles trip. It would take you a hole day to do the same walking.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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“Awesome Tour! Great Fun! The Most Fab Tour guide!!! (i'd give it more circles if I could)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Lee was our tour guide....a fabulous tour guide he is!!! Lee was super informative, super interesting, so kind, so patient (as my kids got the hang of the Segway quite easily, me, their mother, however, needed a lot more guidance.... )and so witty, he made it so enjoyable!!!
We thoroughly recommend The Smithsonian Tour by Segway. It was so fun and a really great way to clearly see all of DC.
I highly recommend this tour for the whole family!

Visited January 2013
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