- 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.
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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
So much fun! Training was a breeze. There were only 4 people in my group so we all received ample attention. Our guide, Tremaine, was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and patient. It's a safe, fast, fun and economical way to explore uptown Charlotte. Next time I visit a new city I will look for a segway tour first.
Josh did a great job showing us the points of interest in Charlotte. He was patient and very informative.
We will definitely do more Segway tours in the future.
We had friends in from California and wanted to have a fun experience in Uptown Charlotte. What a thrill to be navigating the streets of the Queen City! Slight trepidation at the beginning but the training was excellent and the tour was interesting. Highly recommend taking the tour!!
Great tour guide and tour. Would definitely recommend.
Our tour guide was the best ever!! He name is James and we not only enjoyed the
Segway equipment, we enjoyed the city, the history and the interaction with James. If you do this tour and you should, make sure you get James for your guide.
A very good way to see and get familiar with the Downtown Charlotte area. Our guide Rod was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the area. Would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see and know a little bit more about Charlotte. Would do this again!
We always wanted to do a Segway tour in some city, and found ourselves in Charlotte with a free afternoon so we thought we'd give it a try. Our guide, Tremaine Tyson, was delightful! He offered a great historical tour, while also offering insights into the future of the city. SO much fun! A
Our family had a great time on the segway tour! Friendly staff. Tremaine was a great tour guide. I highly recommend Charlotte Segway Tour.
Loved the tour and our guide!
This was a GREAT tour! We loved it! Our first time on a Segway they gave us a great lesson and the tour of Charlotte and all its history was amazing! Highly recommend!