The Segway Capital of the World!

This winter a question was presented to me. “Has any place claimed to be the Segway Capital of the World?” I examined the internet and couldn’t find anyone attempting to make this claim about a location.

 

I would like to claim Northeast Wisconsin as the Segway Capital of the World!

 

You may have snickered at that statement because you might think that Northeast Wisconsin could not possibly be the Segway Capital of the World. Wisconsin does not have any big cities and you may not think of it as being technologically advanced. In the next few paragraphs, I think I will be able to convince you that Northeast Wisconsin truly should be declared the Segway Capital of the World.

 

I scrolled many websites in the search for more details about the various Segway experiences offered around the world. Most of the tours are in the big cities. In fact, there are guided Segway tours in just about every big city in the western world. There are tours in Rome, San Francisco, Boston, Barcelona, Philadelphia, Copenhagen, Prague, Washington D.C., and the list goes on. There are also tours in smaller cities, some wilderness areas, and on islands.

 

 

Here in Northeast Wisconsin, we have a large variety of different kinds of Segway tours offered. There are tours in cities such as Green Bay, Sheboygan, & Appleton, but we also show off small villages such as Sister Bay, Fish Creek, and Baileys Harbor. There is a tour on Washington Island where you can ride your Segway right onto the ferry going to and from the island. Northeast Wisconsin also offers tours in a State Park, through a zoo, around a football stadium, and next to a Great Lake.

 

Booking a Segway tour can sometimes be difficult. Some of the tour businesses around the world are owner operated, so the owner does not always answer the phone. Perhaps they are out on tour or only give Segway tours on the side and have other commitments. Some tour companies only accept cash or only offer online booking. Some have a punitive cancellation policy which makes it so that, if you booked a tour, you must go even if it is raining or cold.

 

 

Here in Northeast Wisconsin, you can call or book online. There is a person to answer your call from 8am to 10pm 7 days a week. If you don’t want to talk to someone, you can book online anytime. You can pay with cash or credit card. There is even a “Kind Cancellation Policy” which allows you to get a FULL REFUND if you cancel by calling at least 3 hours in advance or if you show up and it is bad weather or raining.

 

Take a look at TripAdvisor and you will find that most of the Segway tours that show up with a simple search have earned “5 Stars.” That is no wonder! If you have been on a Segway, you know that it is loads of FUN!

 

 

 

Here in Northeast Wisconsin, we have over 650 reviews on our 13 TripAdvisor pages and they all have earned a “5 Star” average rating.

 

Most Segway tour operations tend to have about 7 to 25 Segway Personal Transporters (PTs), 3 or 4 tours, one location, and one place the tours start from.

 

 

Here in Northeast Wisconsin, we have over 50 Segway PTs at 2 brick and mortar locations. We start our 23 different guided Segway tours in 20 different locations throughout the region, which spans a distance of over 130 miles from north to south.

 

Many Segway tours have college kids leading the Segway tours and keep everyone at a top speed of 8 miles an hour while they recite what they have been told to memorize and share.

 

 

Here in Northeast Wisconsin, our Segway tour guides are seasoned veterans. Most are teachers or retired teachers and they LOVE what they do. After their skillful training, they guide their FUN SEEKERS (guests) at speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour. Each guide has their own personality and interests and takes their FUN SEEKERS’ interests into account when they share about the history and nature of the area. Taking the same tour again and again with each of the different guides yields a unique experience each time.

 

All things considered, it is difficult to argue.

 

Northeast Wisconsin is the Segway Capital of the World!

 
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
2 to 9

Baileys Harbor Ridges Road Segway/Hike Tour

This combined Segway tour and hike include a 2-mile guided hike into the Toft Nature Preserve in addition to the Segway glide.

You will glide down historic Ridges Road, which passes through the Ridges Sanctuary and Toft Point Nature Preserve. The sanctuary is part of a geographic wonder and the nature preserve is a beautiful area full of wildlife and breathtaking plant life.

This glide includes a journey through time. Highlighting the fishing industry around Baileys Harbor, a visit to the fishing boats, and a hike through beautiful scenery and an old settlement in the woods.

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89 USD
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 9

Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes Segway Tour

Hidden Treasures of Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes. Come across the organic allure of the Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park area on this vibrant Segway Tour! This glide carries you to the sinkholes in Cave Point County Park, to the serene Clark Lake in addition to the sand dunes of Whitefish Dunes State Park. You are most likely to see trees latching onto the edge of the cliffs, encounter sublime overlooks, and hear the tranquil resonance of the surf as we glide along.

The Cave Point area near Jacksonport is recognized for its underwater caves and wave-worn limestone ridges. Clark Lake is one of the pauses which happens to be one of the largest lakes in Door County. Furthermore, we get to stop at Whitefish Dune State Park which contains some of the largest dunes on Lake Michigan.

The best way to experience this is with the use of the Segway which allows you to see all that this scenic area has to offer.

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79 USD
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 9

Lighthouses of Baileys Harbor Segway Tour

This Segway tour views two lighthouses and a pair of range lights. You will also explore the operations of one of the last remaining local fishing families in Door County.

You will glide down historic Ridges Road, which passes through the Ridges Sanctuary and Toft Point Nature Preserve. The sanctuary is part of a geographic wonder and the nature preserve is a beautiful area full of wildlife and breathtaking plant life.

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79 USD
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 9

Ellison Bluff Segway Tour

1,000 Acres of Cherries- Ellison Bluff. You will glide through cherry and fruit orchards and down gravel roads. Choose this tour if you want to enjoy the quiet scenery and explore the cherry industry in Door County.

Just south of Ellison Bay, you will find Ellison Bluff County Park, featuring a 200-foot drop down a bluff to Lake Michigan. In addition to experiencing that view, you will glide down peaceful Beach Road and along sheer limestone bluffs.

This glide is beautiful year-round, offering a great way to see Ellison Bluff County Park! But the true beauty is found from mid to late May when this experience becomes our number one cherry blossom Segway tour! Come see the blooms and all the other picturesque scenery along Lake Michigan.

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79 USD
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 9

Egg Harbor Segway Tour

Vintage Door County in Egg Harbor. Egg Harbor has been designated as one of the top 10 coolest small towns in America. It is a growing community but it has preserved much of its past.

This glide takes you from the Village of Egg Harbor to the historic Alpine Resort and along the breathtaking Niagara Escarpment.

We will explore the old-growth back roads of rural Egg Harbor at the base of the Niagara Escarpment as you enjoy your glide on the Segway and visit the Chief Oshkosh Trading Post.

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79 USD