Every wondered why people love riding on Segways? Discover the world's latest transportation craze and see Washington's monuments and memorials as never before.
Imagine hovering above the ground at speed with complete control over any terrain. Segways are a marvel of technology and provide a unique experience that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
On this amazing tour, you'll get up close and personal to some of our Nation's greatest treasures. Check out the Jefferson, the Lincoln, the Franklin Roosevelt, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorials, and more on this exciting tour around the National Mall and Potomac Park. Walking to each of these sites would take you a day but by Segway, you'll need just three hours. Find out more about these celebrated highlights, together with anecdotes and urban legends that will provide a whole new perspective.
Have fun, meet new people and discover the unique thrill of riding on a Segway. But be warned - these machines are seriously addictive!
The Segway Human Transporter is the first of its kind. It is a self-balancing, personal transportation device designed to go anywhere people do. Easy to use and operate, the two-wheeled Segway sports high-tech gyroscopes that automatically respond to your body’s movements, “sensing” when it should speed up and slow down. You stand on a small platform between left and right wheels as you hold onto handlebars at a comfortable waist height. The Segway handles the balancing for you, so that you’re always upright as you glide through any environment.
This experience is not suitable for pregnant women or anyone weighing more than 260lb
Tours are available as follows:
- April 11 - May 31: Weekdays at 10am
- Jun 1 - Sep 30: Weekdays at 2pm
- Meet at Segway Headquarters
- Safety briefing and video
- Helmets fitted and introduction to the Segways
- 30 minute orientation session on a paved area.
- Learn stopping, starting and how to safely dismount
- Fun and entertaining 3 hour guided tour, packed with interesting anecdotes and facts
- Return to base camp
On arrival at each site, guests can walk around the memorials for about 15-25 minutes. Out of respect for the subjects of these monuments and memorials, Segway riding may be prohibited in some areas. As a result, an element of walking will be required at certain points on the tour.