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2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour

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Chicago, United States
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Overview

Explore the art and architectural highlights of Chicago on a Segway during this guided tour. This family-friendly tour takes visitors by the outdoor sculptures, landmark buildings, and iconic skyline of the city. Accompanied by educational and informative commentary, this city tour saves you from hours of walking and lets you see all of Chicago's top art and architectural attractions in one tour.
  • Chicago Segway art and architecture tour
  • Save your feet from a full day of walking and see Chicago's sites by Segway
  • Glide along the lakefront soaking in views of the spectacular skyline
  • Pass by Buckingham Fountain, Lincoln Statue, and the Museum Campus
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Segway tour
Professional guide
Thorough Segway orientation from a certified Segway trainer
Helmet and a bag on the Segway to store personal belongings
Gratuities

Departure Point

300 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the meeting point at the corner of Monroe and Columbus in downtown Chicago to meet your guide. Listen to a short safety briefing and practice riding the self-balancing, 2-wheeled electric scooter.

Once you're comfortable with the controls and basic maneuvers, zoom off through Grant Park to see the Lincoln Statue and Buckingham Fountain. Learn about the architects that founded and defined the distinct Chicago School of Design such as van der Rohe, Wright, Burnham, and Sullivan. 

Ride through one of Chicago's Millennium Park, 24.5 acres (10 hectares) of parkland that is home to works from many famous artists, designers, and architects along the Lake Michigan waterfront. Pass the Art Institute of Chicago and the Water Tower on the iconic Magnificent Mile. View structures like the Pritzker Pavilion, the Bean, and the Crown Fountain. 

Your tour ends up back at its starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled departure time to check-in and fill out waivers. All guests will be fitted with helmets. The tour begins at the departure time with a video and comprehensive one-on-one training with the tour guide. Training ensures that even the most nervous guest feels comfortable for the duration of the tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grant Park
Then you're off to glide through beautiful Grant Park!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buckingham Fountain
You will pass Buckingham Fountain, a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Monument
Stop at this larger-than-life size bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Millennium Park
Glide around Millennium Park, 24.5-acres featuring the work of world-renowned architects, planners, artists, and designers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Magnificent Mile
Continue along Michigan Avenue, home of the Magnificent Mile. You'll see structures that exemplify the Chicago "School of Design" by architects including Burnham, Sullivan, Wright, Helmut Jahn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Holabird.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Art Institute of Chicago
Glide past Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Crown Fountain
Along the way you'll also see the Bean, and the Crown fountain.
Pass By:  
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Glide past the Pritzker Pavilion Band Shell
Stop At:  
Historic Water Tower
See the Chicago Water Tower,built in 1869. it is the second-oldest water tower in the United States
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
BP Pedestrian Bridge
Lastly, you'll view the BP Pedestrian Bridge. This 2-hour Segway tour is a fun and unique way to experience the the Windy City’s art and architectural sites.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All participants are required to wear protective helmets at all times and sign waiver and release forms prior to departure
  • During the summer bring your sunglasses and sunscreen. And bring your camera for great photos!
  • All riders be at least 12 years of age
  • Minimum weight requirement is 100 lbs (45 kg) and maximum recommended weight limit is 260 lbs (113 kg)
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking
  • OPERATED BY Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Hour History of Chicago Architecture and Art Segway Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Great tour, tourguide and fun for...
Frederick M
, Oct 2015
Great tour, tourguide and fun for whole family, some of them were apprehensive to try it, but after 30 seconds was a pro......highly reccomend!
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Benjamin was fun, entertainig...
Veronica L
, May 2015
Benjamin was fun, entertainig, informative and made the 2hrs go by very quickly. Lots of tidbits of info you wouldn't normally come across unless you did a tour like this. Highly recommended!
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The tour was amazing! We went on...
Linda C
, Dec 2014
The tour was amazing! We went on the first tour of the day on a Sunday and it was just us and the tour guide. We were able to cover a lot of ground. Great fun, love the Segway .
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I took the tour last week and it was...
Alan M
, Sep 2014
I took the tour last week and it was my first time on a Segway. Our tour-guide and instructor was Paul who presented a nice and relaxed trip for a novice such as myself. The tour was informative, the staff was friendly and the experience is one I would recommend to anyone. Just an added advantage was that the tour started early in the morning, giving plenty of time to visit other sites with your new found knowledge of downtown Chicago.
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Kim was fantastic!! She was patient...
Michael G
, Aug 2014
Kim was fantastic!! She was patient and very, very helpful in getting everyone used to their segways. Then she offered us a choice of two directions and told us what we would see either way. We all opted for the more architectural tour since that was what we were all hoping to see. She gave terrific information and answered all questions. She offered to take and took pictures of the tour members at various photo opportunity spots. All in all it was a great two hours that just flew by. I highly recommend this tour as you really get to see a good deal of the memorable building of this fun city.
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Outstanding tour and leader. Kim...
Julie S
, Jul 2014
Outstanding tour and leader. Kim (?) was friendly, knowledgeable, fun and personable. We had a great time seeing the city and learning to use a Segway.
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It was great. We loved everything...
Melinda H
, Jul 2012
It was great. We loved everything about it. We felt safe and prepared after the video and practice. Our fearless leader was great. He watched us cross streets and kept a close eye on us. Would do it again.
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It was great! My guide, Dana, was...
J Kelly T
, Aug 2011
It was great! My guide, Dana, was wonderful. She really knew her stuff. She answered my questions, made me feel confident and provided just the right amount of fun. I recommeded the tour to others and I hope they followed up. It was easy, fun and the BEST way to see the sights.
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