Did You Know That the Segway Was Invented in New Hampshire?
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You learn something new every day.
We may not think about them very much other than when we see tours being offered in cities, but it turns out that we have New Hampshire to thank for the two-wheeled, scooter-like devices known as Segways.
That's right, it turns out that this fun, nifty invention originated right here in the Granite State.
Where Was the Segway Invented?
According to Segway Inc., the Segway was invented by Dean Kamen soon after the founding of Segway Inc. in 1999. The corporation's headquarters are in Bedford, NH.
Pretty cool, huh?
Have you ever ridden a Segway or gone on a Segway tour before? It sounds like either the chance to experience something new and exciting, or the perfect recipe to lose your balance and fall on your face.
This balancing act sounds like a memorable adventure either way, and it turns out that Segways aren't just amenities of larger cities.
Where in New Hampshire Can You Ride a Segway?
According to their website, guests are trained to ride a Segway i2 before taking a brief glide through the park's track. Those who would rather embark on the safari get an extended ride both on and off-road on an X2, and even get to meet the park's famous Wolfman.
Not only can you experience the excitement of riding a Segway, but you can do so in the very state where it was invented. Isn't that awesome?
So, there you go. You now have a fun little nugget of wisdom that you can dispense to your friends about one of the many things that make New Hampshire unique.
One place that you can apparently segway is the beach, but which state has the best beaches? Maine or New Hampshire? Let's find out.