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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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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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What a great way to see the Mall!

We set out early on a brisk Saturday morning, two days before the 2013 Inauguration, and the Mall in DC was buzzing with workers setting up barricades, media sites, porta-potties... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 January 2013
Windham, New Hampshire

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Windham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We set out early on a brisk Saturday morning, two days before the 2013 Inauguration, and the Mall in DC was buzzing with workers setting up barricades, media sites, porta-potties, and more. After a quick lesson on how to operate the amazingly intuitive Segway, we tooled off across the street, over a few (!) bumps caused by the media's power... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

After looking at and talking to several Segway Tours we went with Smithsonian due to availability. I cannot think any way to make it better. Our guide, Lee, was outstanding in so many ways. He was personable while caring for every single member of our family group of 8. He trained us by paying attention to each of our abilities... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

We had an amazing tour that began right at dusk for my young adult sons, their parents and three uncles. We toured the monuments as both lights and Christmas decorations came on. It was beautiful. The team was ready when we arrived. After an efficient but thorough training session, we took off on our 2 1/2 hour tour. Lee was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

As first time users, my wife and I (both in our 50s) had no trouble learning to use the Segways. We did the tour on our first day in Washington and the 3-hour tour of The Mall was a great introduction to the many famous sites. It helped us choose what we wanted to visit in detail for the rest... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

My 16 year old daughter took the Segway tour through the Smithsonian, and we both loved it. We had Segway-ed before, in Prague, and had a blast, so we thought we'd tour Washington on two wheels. We took the three hour tour, which turned into four hours. Very nice! Our tour guide, Lee, was terrific. He loved answering questions, was... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

Good value for the tour, unfortunately for us the weather had a cold wind chill factor, tour guide included an additional stop to enable us to warm up a bit. Prior to the start of the tour we had a lesson, all of our family found them easy to use. I highly recommend booking the morning tour to help you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

This was an excellent tour. I live and work in DC, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My friend and I took the tour, and Rick was our guide. He was awesome by giving lots of information about the Mall, monuments etc, in a pleasant and funny way. We saw all of the sites on the Mall. The best part on... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

we loved the tour... my wife does not bike and we were afraid she wouldn't make it in the segway but our tour guide was very patient and she learnead in less than 10'... and the tour itself was fantastic giving us an overview of the mall... we recommend it... top notch mario & bernette nusbaum sao paulo, brazil

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

We took the 3 hour tour with Lee as our tour guide. He was seriously knowledgable - seriously Lee knew more trivia and facts than a Jeopardy contestant and is a genuinely nice person!! We saw the mall, memorials, sculptures, Smithsonian buildings, MLK memorial, White House, Capitol Building, Hotels (the W where the drinks are &16.00 EACH but has a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

We did this tour one blustery December day and let me tell you, it was perfect for seeing the entire national mall quickly and easily. Take it from someone who spent her first trip to the National Mall frozen and hungry and at least a mile from the nearest warm building. The mall is huge. It's history is varied and... More 

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