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Smithsonian National Mall Tours

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Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW, National Museum of American History, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
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+1 202-384-8516

Ride beside history! Prepared in consultation with Smithsonian experts,...

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).

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We had never done a Segway. After a short orientation, we were off.It was easy to learn and to use,and the tour through the Mall and the Capitol was one of the highlights of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2013
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

We had never done a Segway. After a short orientation, we were off.It was easy to learn and to use,and the tour through the Mall and the Capitol was one of the highlights of our trip. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Bexley, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

The other reviews are not an exaggeration. I grew up just outside of DC and have visited as an adult at least a dozen times. The Segway tour was the highlight of a great week-long trip to DC with my family and 17-year-old son. I would do it again in a minute. Never ridden a Segway? Not a problem -... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We had a great time on this tour. My adult son has never ridden a Segway before and he mastered it in no time. Our guide was Rick and he made the tour fun. When he found out that 2 of us were local he made sure to show us things that we might not have seen on the Mall... More 

Thank DLC12988
Pleasanton, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

I only wish I could rent one every single day in DC. It was So cool to see the mall this way, a guided tour on wheels. Fun!!! Our tour guide Rick was the best and my husband and 17 year old son had a blast too. 3 hours wasn't enough for me! So fun!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

I really enjoyed this tour! It was not only a lot of fun, it was also a great way to get an overview of everything there is to see on the Mall. Our tour guide, Lee was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this as an efficient, fun way to check out the... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

I had a wonderful time seeing the Capitol Mall and Monuments on the segway. Our tour guide Rick got us comfortable with the segway and then we were off to see the Mall. It is amazing how much more you can see gliding by at 10 MPH. Segway's are easy to use and intuitive to how you move on them.

Thank Dawn F
Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Washington DC has a lot to offer and there is only so much walking that can be done. This Segway tour provided an excellent orientation and covered many of the major highlights with explanation and facts along the way (using a radio/headset). Lee the tour guide was excellent and our group really enjoyed the experience (we had family from abroad... More 

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

A friend and I took our 2 high school boys on this tour while in DC to visit potential colleges over spring break. This was by far the favorite part of the trip for all of us. Rick took us on a tour starting at the National Mall and went past all the buildings on the Mall, down to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

Why would you want to see a city any other way than on a Segway? They are epic to ride, DC is a great place to ride them and the sights are all conveniently close together on a flat terrain. The guide is very knowledgeable and friendly (thanks Lee). When I accidentally made 3 bookings on the website, they contacted... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I took my teenager on this tour and he loved loved loved it! We were in DC for 4 days and did many great tours, but the segway tour was by far our favorite. Lee really took good care of us from the start. I called Lee to book the segway tour way in advance, then I called him back... More 

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SegwayInc, Manager at Smithsonian National Mall Tours, responded to this review

TripItPris, I have read your review. I’m very pleased to hear that you had a great time and that your son had a blast! It was a pleasure working with you to create a custom tour experience – one that did not replicate any other tour that you enjoyed during your stay in DC. Excellent customer service is the cornerstone... More 

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