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Established: 2012

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: Two Hour Downtown Historical Segway Tour

Pro Tip: The Segway is incredibly easy and fun to ride!

Q&A with Jason, Manager

What sets your business apart from your competition?

We are the #1 ranked tour company on TripAdvisor.com and the only tour company that is based in the world famous Peabody Hotel. We are environmentally friendly, and the only tour in the city of Memphis that can ride down the center of Beale Street as well as riding on various streets and sidewalks. Segway of Memphis Tours is the most adventurous and interactive tour available in Memphis.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

We love Segways and we love Memphis history. That was the inspiration for starting this tour company.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

As far as we know, we are the only Segway tour company in the United States that issues each rider a complimentary Segway ID card with the rider's picture on it. Part of the fun of riding a Segway is showing people that you did it, right?

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

On more than one occasion, at the end of a tour, guests have said "This was the most fun that I have had in years."

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Besides teaching thousands of first time riders how to effortlessly operate a revolutionary battery powered machine, our favorite element of our job is the people that we take out on tour. It's all about the people, and without our riders, we wouldn't be in business.

149 Union Avenue
Memphis,
TN
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Founded with the goal of transforming downtown Nashville into a compelling, culturally rich urban center, Nashville Downtown Partnership fosters a sense of community via fun-filled initiatives that showcase the city?s finest offerings, such as the 11th annual Downtown Home Tour. Participants on the tour get a chance to see a variety of chic private spaces, ogling unique floor plans with an emphasis on ultramodern design that whisk guests into the future without the disheveled hairdos inherent with leaps through the time-space continuum. The Partnership creates such interactive experiences to help introduce locals to the benefits of living in the center of Music City, such as having easy access to its hundreds of restaurants as well as sports and entertainment venues.

421 Church Street
Nashville,
TN
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Although downtown Knoxville has its share of stunning sights and nice eateries, it wasn't enough for the LeMasurier family, especially globe-trotting president Walter LeMasurier and his vice-president wife Beverly. They needed something special, something new. Something like a 100-ft luxury yacht built for fine dining. After a year of construction and fine tuning, they sailed their multimillion-dollar buoyant dining room, the Volunteer Princess, down the Mississippi to its permanent port at Knoxville's Volunteer Landing Marina, where they've dished up fine cuisine for seafarers since 2006. The Coast Guard–certified family staff run a tight ship, ensuring the safety and satisfaction of up to 132 passengers as they embark on daily dinner cruises, murder mystery cruises, holiday events, weddings, and even fall foliage cruises.

956 Volunteer Landing Ln
Knoxville,
TN
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The retreating sun paints the waters of the Tennessee River with golden streaks of light, beckoning the Southern Belle’s passengers onto her breezy decks to take in the resplendent evening. Making daily jaunts along the Tennessee Valley, the three-story riverboat evokes the majesty of days gone by with her snowy white exterior and elegantly appointed interior that includes a dining room, dance floor, and a crew of old-timey ghost captains. Staffed by friendly crew members, the boat regularly pushes off from Pier 2 for a daily lineup of lunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises. Along with everyday tours, the majestic vessel also plays host to a variety of special events, from festive Thanksgiving cruises to elegant weddings and exciting school trips. Back on the dock, Pier 2, a stationary boat that functions as the Southern Belle’s docking facility, bustles with events ranging from teas to high-school reunions, while chefs in the 3rd Deck Burger Bar grill up succulent patties for hungry visitors.

201 Riverfront Pkwy
Chattanooga,
TN
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Providing FAA and National Park Service approved in-air viewings for almost four decades, Scenic Helicopter Tours levitates nature-lovers high above scenic vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The six-minute Douglas Lake flight ventures 1,500 feet above ground and covers a 12 mile route beyond the French Broad River. Photo-documentarians can snap shots of such photogenic subjects as Mount LeConte or the hyper-glamorous Douglas Dam while enjoying a ride about as smooth as a car. Upgrade your journey in a black and yellow whirligig to include dramatic narration from the wisdom-laden pilot with a headset rental at $4.50 per person.

2174 Parkway
Pigeon Forge,
TN
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The Junior League of Chattanooga, a coalition of local women improving their community through charity work and education, won the 2011 Nonprofit of the Year award from its city’s chamber of commerce. Recognized as the second oldest Junior League chapter in the South, the organization has poured approximately $2 million and 425,000 volunteer hours into the city since its founding in 1917. With more than 600 current members, the Junior League of Chattanooga fundraises by holding annual events, such as the Tour du Jour, a walking tour of stylish local kitchens, and by selling the League cookbook, Seasoned to Taste, which features recipes for delectable meals and after-dinner treats sweeter than the heartwarming bird song of a marshmallow Peep. League wealth flows throughout the city, funding the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile as well as advocacy against online predators and workshops on baby-care basics.

42 Old Riding Way
Signal Mountain,
TN
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