If you’re looking for a fun way to tour Chicago and see the sights, but pedaling a bicycle is not your style, and you want a more intimate experience than can be found on a bus or trolley, think about trying a City of Chicago Segway Tour.
If you aren’t familiar with Segways, they are a two-wheeled, self-balancing, electric vehicle, that you ride standing up. The only requirements are that you are 12 years or older, and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds. Your tour guide will teach all about riding, and provide the necessary safety equipment, and you will be gliding like a pro in no time.
Then your are off to coast about experiencing Chicago, as your guide points out all the sites you know from movies, postcards and history.
Tour highlights include:
The Field Museum – The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Field is the current home to Sue the famous T. Rex and the Lions of Tsavo as well as an extensive anthropological collection.
Adler Planetarium – The Adler was the first planetarium built in the Western hemisphere and contains astronomical artifacts and instruments dating back to 12th century Persia. Provides one of the best panoramic views of Chicago’s fabulous skyline!
Grant Park – This centerpiece of our Segway tour is 319 acres of beautifully manicured green space, gardens and public sculptures. Chicago’s “front yard” includes Buckingham Fountain as its central focal point. Grant Park is also home to Butler Field which hosts The Blues Fest, Jazz Fest and Lollapalooza annually.
The Lakefront/Monroe Harbor – Cruise along the edge of Lake Michigan speckled with sailboats, with Navy Pier as its impressive backdrop.
Millennium Park – Just a short walk from our office is Chicago’s newest gem, featuring the Pritzker Pavilion, the cascading waters of the Crown Fountain towers and the famous Cloud Gate sculpture affectionately nicknamed “The Bean” by locals and visitors alike.
Shedd Aquarium and Oeanarium – Opened to the public in December 1929, at the time it was the world’s largest inland aquarium. One of the first animals to arrive is currently its oldest resident: Grandad, an African Lungfish acquired in 1933.
Soldier Field – Soldier Field is the current home to the Chicago Bears who moved in 1970 from their original home at Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1924 as a dedication to fallen war veterans, Soldier Field underwent a $600 million renovation in 2003 and is now a staple of Chicago’s magnificent skyline.
Chicago’s World Class Skyline – See the architectural wonders that comprise one of the most beautiful skylines in the world.