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Spring is here, hopefully for real this time, and that means it’s time for the Segway tours of Detroit to resume. Inside Detroit, a non-profit that promotes Detroit as a destination to live, work and play, has been offering Segway tours for almost two years now.
I had the pleasure of going on a pre-season tour yesterday and it was truly awesome. Previously, I’ve been on a walking Dive Bar Tour and a bus tour for Transformation Detroit with Inside Detroit. I’m so happy to have now added a third mode of transportation to my experience.
The tour guides are highly knowledgeable, offering little nuggets of information along the way. Since I’ve been on a few tours, I do know much of it but I always learn something new and my love of Detroit always swells to levels I didn’t know it could reach.
Zooming along the Riverwalk in the wind is an amazing feeling. Segways can reach 12.5 miles an hour and sometimes you feel like you’re going way too fast. But it’s so much fun that you don’t want to slow down!
We covered a lot of ground, from Campus Martius to Hart Plaza, the Riverwalk, Greektown, Harmonie Park/Paradise Valley, Ford Field and Comerica Park, Grand Circus Park and of course, Woodward Avenue. This is a whole new way to play in and learn about Detroit.
The guide pointed out major landmarks, historical buildings and favorite haunts on the ride. We even got off the Segways for a brief stop to take in the glorious banking hall of the Guardian Building.
Inside Detroit offers two Segway tours, the downtown tour and the Dequindre Cut tour, which also takes you through Eastern Market and Lafayette Park.
The tours resume this Saturday, April 30th.
(Re)Discover Detroit by Foot, by Bus, or by SEGWAY!
Inside Detroit will show you a Detroit that defies expectations!
DETROIT, April 2011—Did you know there are over 125 bars and restaurants in the one square mile of Downtown Detroit? Or that Detroit has the second largest Theater District in the country? These are just a few of the WOW! Facts that people who have lived in Metro Detroit their whole life will learn by taking a tour of their own backyard. Plus, they can save some money on gas this summer by enjoying themselves close to home.
People come from around the world to see all that Detroit has to offer, and now it’s time for locals to get up, get out and explore what’s really going on in Detroit. Not only can Inside Detroit help you learn about Detroit’s fabulous history but they’ll also tell you about great small businesses and new ways to have fun, all from an insider’s perspective. Whether you’ve lived in Detroit a week or a lifetime, these tours will show you a Detroit that you never knew existed.
Segway Tour of Downtown Detroit
Our Segway tours will show you what makes Detroit shine! Both tours include zooming along the beautiful Riverwalk and around town. On the downtown tour you’ll get up close and personal with the Stadiums and Fox Theater and even go into the gorgeous Guardian Building.
When: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
Segway Tour of the Dequindre Cut
The Dequindre Cut tour is more of a “country” tour and will take you to Eastern Market, Lafayette Park and the Dequindre Cut. All while enjoying the amazing speed and mobility of the revolutionary Segway!
When: Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Segway tours starts at the Inside Detroit Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward
Cost: $65.00 per person (Must be 16 years old or older)
Neighborhood Bus Tours (4 different tours available each month) Detroit’s ONLY weekly bus tours!
Each week we will take you in depth into a different one of Detroit’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods. The 1st Saturday of the month we’ll take you inside the Woodward Corridor. The 2nd Saturday of every month we’ll take you into energetic Southwest Detroit. The 3rd Saturday we go into the Eastside of Detroit, a historic and fairly unknown neighborhood. And the 4th Saturday we’ll take to on an overview of all of the neighborhoods with the Greater Downtown Community Bus Tour.
When: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Bus tours starts at the Inside Detroit Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward
Cost: $25.00 per person (All ages welcome)
Downtown Community Walking Tour
See all the major landmarks, the new development and some of the great historical spots from an Insider’s perspective. You’ll also learn about how the themes emerging from the Detroit are community, collaboration and creativity.
When: Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Walking tours starts at the Inside Detroit Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward
Cost: $10.00 per person (All ages welcome)
For more information on tours, to purchase tickets or to schedule a personalized tour, visit www.insidedetroit.org, call 313-962-4590 or stop into Inside Detroit’sDowntown Welcome Center located at 1253 Woodward Avenue.
Inside Detroit is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to utilize an insider’s perspective and passion to educate the public about Detroit’s history, culture, community and livability in order to spur economic development.
Inside Detroit Tours & Outings
You can tell that spring is in the air, people seem to have a bounce in their step, birds are chirping, trees are blooming and we are gearing up for our Summer Tour Schedule!
Starting Saturday April 30th, we will have our full tour schedule back up and running. Bus Tours every Saturday from 11am-1pm, every week is a different neighborhood. Saturday Dequindre Cut Segway Tour from 1pm-3pm. Saturday and Sunday Downtown Segway Tours from 10am-noon. Sunday Walking Tours of the downtown area from 1pm-3pm. We will also have bike tours announced soon.
To read more please click here
I hope to meet you on a tour very soon,