Segway of Nashville

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Segway of Nashville offers daily tours of downtown Nashville for ages 14 and older. It's a fun way to discover Music City in a unique way.

Ready for a thrilling way to experience Nashville?

Segway of Nashville offers daily tours of the downtown area, and riding a Segway is an absolute blast! Before your two-hour tour/ride, your guide gives instruction on how to operate the Segway, and it’s quite easy! Maneuvering it is mostly in your feet (press down on your toes to go forward, and press back on your heels to slow down, stop or go backward), and the Segway responds to how you balance yourself to the point it feels like an extension of your body.

Once everyone in the group has an instructional turn, it’s time to hit the streets. The tour covers a little more than five miles, stopping at several spots along the way where your knowledgeable guide gives a good bit of Nashville history, facts and architectural tidbits about attractions like the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Tennessee State Capitol and more. Our guide was quite informative when sharing cool facts like all of the musical elements built in to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the eco-friendliness of the Music City Center and the interesting landscape design at Bicentennial Mall State Park that echoes the terrain of the state’s three sections.

You get to stop for breaks along the way to rest and take pictures. Our favorite stopping point was Bicentennial Mall where you have the opportunity for riding around for a bit at whatever speed you choose — the Segway can go up to 12-and-a-half miles per hour.

Riders must be at least 14 years old, so it’s perfect if you’ve got teens or if you’re just looking for a blast without the kids. If you’re new to Nashville, it’s the perfect way to get to know our fair city! The Segway of Nashville tour departs from 330 Commerce St., Nashville, at 9 a.m., 12 and 3 p.m. Admission is $75 per person. Call 615-244-0555 or visit segwayofnashvilletours.com.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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