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The two-hour Segway of Milwaukee tour allows for plenty of photo opportunities.

Segway of Milwaukee is on the move

Segway of Milwaukee is now located at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., at Pier Wisconsin, and those registering for the two-hour glide earn discounted museum admission.

Dennis Wanless opened Segway of Milwaukee in the Third Ward in 2006 to offer residents and visitors cultural tours of the city's Third Ward, Downtown, River Walk and lakefront.

Last August I took a Segway for a spin to see what the hype behind Dean Kamen's two-wheeled transportation technology was all about. I have to admit, it was pretty fun. You can about my experience with Segway of Milwaukee here.

The $50 tour can vary depending on weather, and can now include a ride through Lakeshore State Park to the light house, a glide along the river, a breeze past the Wind Leaves sculpture, a photo stop at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and a jaunt through Veterans Park and McKinley Marina. Tours run May through September and guides explain Milwaukee's neighborhoods and cultural institutions as you pass them.

"Summer in Milwaukee brings people to the lakefront and Discovery World wants to be the hub of all kinds of activity happening here," says Joel Brennan, president and CEO of Discovery World.

"Our visitors already get a hands-on demonstration of the Segway technology in one of our exhibits, so we look forward to being able to provide an exciting experience to even more people through this relationship with Segway."

You can register for Segway of Milwaukee tours online at


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