You’ve seen them before – those wheeled devices that allow you to remain upright and stationary as you maneuver through the streets. In Cincinnati, the Segway is catching on slowly but steadily. The Segway has become a popular way to tour Cincinnati’s landmarks. Currently, Segway of Cincinnati offers two hour tours of the riverfront and downtown as well as one that takes you through Eden Park.
Seeing Eden Park via the Segway is ideal – especially if you’ll be making your way to Mount Adams later. The Segway makes it possible to see both Eden Park and Mount Adams in one day. Since you’re not using your legs to get around (in Segway-talk you’re taking a “glide”) you’ll still have energy left when you’re through.
The Segway Eden Park route begins at Mirror Lake and features fourteen points of interest including Mirror Lake and Krohn Conservatory. You’ll also glide over the Melan Arch bridge, through Liberty Gardens and Memorial Groves. Then, you’ll take in the views of the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky from Twin Lakes and the Donald A. Spencer Overlooks before returning back to Mirror Lake.
Guides are well-versed in Eden Park history and will explain the history of the park, as well as the history of the Water Works Pumping Building, Water Tower and Reservoir systems.
Eden Park was the first Cincinnati attraction that Segway established tours. Due to their popularity they started leading tours around downtown and the riverfront and recently started offering tours of Spring Grove Cemetery.
About Segway’s Cincinnati Tours:
Spring Grove Cemetery Tour
Segway of Cincinnati and Spring Grove Cemetery have teamed up to take visitors on a 90 minute “glide” of the historic Spring Grove Cemetery. Both a Segway of Cincinnati staff member and Brian Heinz, Spring Grove's Horticulture Supervisor accompany the group and relay interesting facts about Cincinnatians buried at the cemetery, the arborium, and the history and future of the cemetery. Helmets are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. The cost is $80 per person. A photo pkg including a Segway frame and 4" x 6" print as well as a photo cd of candid shots are available for $40. Reservations are required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 513-225-1583. Available third Tuesdays of each month from 6-8pm through August.
Riders meet at the Segway showroom at Central Parkway and Vine Streets and then glide through the Central Business District to Sawyer Point. From there you’ll visit Bi-Centennial Commons at Sawyer Point; historic Yeatman's Cove featuring the Serpentine Wall, and the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park. The glide ends with a ride on the Purple People Bridge into Northern Kentucky and back.
In this Segway tour, riders get a survey of downtown Cincinnati – past and present. Riders glide from 2nd to 14th Streets going east to west. Points of interest include the two stadiums, the Central Business District, the redeveloped Gateway Quarter and Over The Rhine. Guides talk about the Cincinnati's canal system, the coming casino, and the streetcar project. This would be an ideal tour for anyone relocating to Cincinnati and planning on living downtown.
$60 per person. Minimum groups of two.
Tours are available year round; seven days a week from sun up to sun down by reservation. Latest departure based on sunset.