Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

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Julie P. · 12 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed November 11, 2014
This was a very fun afternoon. These segways are very easy to learn on and drive. Although familiar with Franklin, I went down streets that were new to me. Terrific time!

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Laurakate C. ·
Reviewed October 20, 2014
This tour was a blast. It was a beautiful day and our guide Lucas eased us into comfort and then gave a great tour, very informative and with a few fun facts thrown in. Thanks Lucas! I absolutely recommend Franklin Segway Tours

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Karen H. ·
Reviewed October 19, 2014
Great fun!!! Easy to ride!!! Guide was awesome!!! Would Definately do it again.

What You'll Get


Getting around a city on foot can be challenging, especially if you have a bad sense of direction or you're carrying a 6-foot party sub horizontally. Navigate effortlessly with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $65 for a Segway guided tour of Historic Franklin for two ($120 value)

The 90-minute guided tour includes treks across historical Civil War sites and scenic, paved pathways along the Franklin City "Greenway," which spans for several miles next to rivers and wooded areas.

Segways: Catching Your Balance, 100 Times a Second

Not quite a scooter and not quite a pogo stick, the Segway actually has more in common with the human body. Check out Groupon’s study of the science of staying upright.

On December 3, 2001, when inventor Dean Kamen unveiled the Segway after months of intense speculation, he described the way it worked as if it were magic. "You think forward and then you go forward," he incanted on ABC's Good Morning America. "If you think backward, you go backward." The Segway doesn't exactly read minds, but the science of how it moves and stays upright has everything to do with how we think—particularly when we walk.

Although our bodies may seem stable when we move, they are actually in a state of perpetual falling. As we lean forward, fluid in our inner ear shifts, which immediately sends a signal to the brain to place a foot down and stop the fall. This concept is also at play within the Segway, which uses a series of gyroscopic sensors to detect subtle shifts in the driver’s balance—whether they lean forward, tilt to the left, or flail their arms as they drive through a suspended sewer pipe. The sensors pass this information to the device’s equivalent of a brain—two circuit boards containing 10 microprocessors—at a rate of 100 messages per second. Software quickly interprets the shift and sends directions to the motors that drive the wheels. No matter how much the driver leans, the Segway always moves forward to prevent the fall—provided its wheels aren't untied.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Subject to availability. Must be at least 12 years of age. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Must sign waiver. Weight limit: 100-270 lbs. Not valid on national holidays. Groups cannot exceed 4 riders. 1 voucher per person per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals


The first and only step guests have to take on the Segway tour (otherwise maneuvering is left to their Segways) is to get acquainted with their two-wheeled steeds. The guides of Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals help out with this, and once everyone learns how to balance, start, stop, and reward their Segways with sugar lumps, the tour begins. Tour-takers roll along the Harpeth River on smooth, paved paths, through historical downtown, and by Civil War battlefields as guides regale them with history and little-known facts.

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