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  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Duration:1.5hrs - 2hrs

Charlotte Segway Tour

Buzz through Charlotte’s hopping Uptown neighborhood on this Segway tour of North Carolina’s biggest city! Follow your local guide as you glide along the Levine Avenue of the Arts and check out the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, The Gantt Center and the historic Fourth Ward. Choose either a 1.5- or 2-hour ride – the longer ride includes two historic cemeteries and the Carolina Panthers football stadium.


  • 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

Charlotte Segway Tour

Charlotte Segway Tour

You'll meet your guide in downtown Charlotte and get started with a safety overview for the Segway. Once you’re comfortable with the Segway’s controls, follow your guide through the Uptown district, with plenty of stops along the way to snap photos and to hear fun stories and facts about Charlotte's history.

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.

Landmarks include:

Levine Avenue of the Arts
Mint Museum
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
The Green
Trade and Tryon
Fourth Ward

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
Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery
Carolina Panthers football stadium

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great family tour. I would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We are new to the Charlotte area. So we were interested in doing some sightseeing. We also had guests visiting and were looking for an activity for the group. So we booked a Segway Tour.

The guys were very nice. They were patient and attentive with the orientation on how to operate the Segways, which is a little intimidating at first for a newbie. Once we were good to go, the tour was great. The guide none of us seem to have memorized his name yesterday was quite knowledgeable about Charlotte history and trivia. He also did a great job with safety tips and advice. There was one intersection where we crossed the street, in which he said many riders will sometimes accidentally end up in the middle of the street because of the sideways slope that confuses the riders control of the machine.
We toured through sections of all 4 wards of the Uptown area, seeing some cool neighborhoods and in-town parks along the way, which we had not previously known of in our first year in town.

Overall, it was a great experience. We would definitely recommend Charlotte Segway Tour to friends and family, and will likely do it again the next time we have visitors.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My 13 year old nephew and I took this tour as a last minute activity. We absolutely loved it. Our guide was great. He was informative and took his time with us to answer any questions that we had. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent, wonderful time. Our guide T. was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this and plan to take another tour on a future visit to Charlotte.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

JamesIII was fantastic and while we had done this tour before with another guide, James was outstanding!! We learned so much more about Charlotte this time around as James was so knowledgeable and so much fun. He kept us engaged with his point system and was so patient with us. He has the best sense of humor and is just the nicest guy. If you do this tour, ask for James the 3rd.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We have done segway tours in many cities and this was one of the best! We did the 2 hour tour which gave us plenty of time to ride and see the sites. Our tour guide Rob was very informative, relaxed and friendly. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My wife and I did this tour with friends we were hosting in town from Europe. We all LOVED this tour! My wife and I are from the Charlotte area and we learned a lot about our city we didn't know! Lastly, Rod was fantastic!!! We will definitely do this again...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Was excellent had a great time. Recommend it to anyone our guide was very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had a great time. Guides were very nice and professional.

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