Harrisburg by Segway

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It's becoming a new craze across the country: instead of touring cities on two feet, you can do it on two wheels.

Harrisburg by Segway just opened July 1. Groups from two up to six can zip around the Capital City with a tour guide to see the sights and learn more about Harrisburg.

“It's fun. It's a great way to see the city. It's a great way to get some knowledge about the city that you don't even know about,” said Shannon Murtoff of Harrisburg by Segway.

First, you get a quick less in balancing, steering, stopping and going.

“The way Segways work is there are two pressure centers in the front and 2 in the back. It's all about balance,” tour guide Micah Morris said.

The tour starts at Front and Edward streets, then hits many hot spots in the city. Italian Lake and the Zembo are the first stops on the tour; then a nice long roll along the Susquehanna River, passing the governors mansion and discovering hidden treasures like the Sunken Garden.

“It's such a blast, such an enjoyable time. I totally recommend it,” Sarah Baker of Harrisburg said.

The tour continues by going under the Harvey Taylor Bridge and across the Walnut Street walking bridge for a spin around City Island.  The final stop, the state Capital, is chock-full of history.

“This was built in 1902. It's built with architecture called Beaux Art,” said Morris.

Harrisburg by Segway offers three tours a day. The cost is $55 for an hour and a half or $65 for two hours.

Other local cities like Gettysburg and Hershey also offer Segway tours.

 

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