- 1.5- or 2-hour Segway tour of Charlotte
- Ride by the museums in Uptown’s vibrant arts district
- Visit historic highlights like Trade & Tryon (Independence Square) and the Fourth Ward
- Check out The Green, a park with sculptures and whimsical signposts that honor great world literature
- Learn about Charlotte's history at the Old Settlers’ and the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemeteries (if option selected)
- See the home stadium of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team (if option selected)
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
If you visit in the summer, on your ride through The Green - a world-literature themed park tucked into downtown - you might catch a glimpse of one of the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival's summer performances in the park.
What You Can Expect
Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tour
Wheel down the Levine Ave of the Arts, named after local donors to the arts in Charlotte. On one side of the avenue you’ll see the Bechtler Museum, designed by a Swiss architect and opened in 2010 to show the Bechtler family’s collection of modern art. Check out Niki de Saint Phalle’s outdoor sculpture “The Firebird” – which is covered in mirror mosaic and stands more than 17 feet (5 meters) tall.
Across the street you’ll find the Mint Museum, the oldest art museum in Charlotte with one of the largest art collections in the Southeast, and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, which presents exhibitions and performing arts. Then pop into The Green, a pocket park lined with sculptures that celebrate great literature.
Next you'll travel over to Trade and Tryon streets, a crossroads where two native American trails once intersected, which became the center of Charlotte. Then head into the historic Fourth Ward where your guide will lead you through streets lined with beautiful Victorian homes.
Levine Avenue of the Arts
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
Trade and Tryon
Option 2: 2-hour Segway tour
This option includes the sights in the shorter tour followed by a visit to the Old Settlers’ Cemetery, Charlotte’s original municipal cemetery which operated for a century starting in 1776. Listen to your guide’s tales of the prominent citizens that were buried here and at your next stop, the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Finally you'll return to modern times with a spin around the Panthers Stadium, where Carolina Panthers football fans cheer on their team.
Landmarks include those in option 1, plus:
Old Settlers’ Cemetery
Carolina Panthers football stadium
We had a great time. Our guide was great and a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we ran into Panther crowds near the end and that got hectic. Next time there is a Panther game, I recommend you go to that area first and then circle back toward the starting point. We got to do the tasting tour and that was great. We want to go again (non-Panther day) and also take the bike ride beer tasting trip. Thank you.
Rod was great as our tour guide! Very knowledgeable of Charlotte and patient in teaching me to ride the segway because I was very nervous. Lots of fun and would do it again!