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Wabasha Street Caves

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Address: 215 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1805
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This unique facility for private events is comprised of 12,000 square feet...

This unique facility for private events is comprised of 12,000 square feet in an underground cave system, which features stucco ceilings, tile floors, a 60-foot bar, dining room and meeting space.

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Quite different from regular tourist attractions

The cave offers you a 45 minutes tour. First 3 caves are very modern and makes you think that you are inside a party hall.. However the history is quite creepy and the last cave... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wabasha street caves have quite a history involving gangsters. They were once the site of a speakeasy. Our guide was dressed as a scary nurse and played the part well! The tour consisted of touring the different rooms by candle light with the guide telling stories about the rooms and the caves. we were welcome to take pictures and... More 

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went to the Sunday tour of the Caves, and it was packed! It was a great tour with a lot of history. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and an animated story teller. I do not want to give it all away in this review, so I suggest you visit! Well worth the $8 price of admission for this 40... More 

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Chennai, India
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The cave offers you a 45 minutes tour. First 3 caves are very modern and makes you think that you are inside a party hall.. However the history is quite creepy and the last cave actually takes you back to those old times

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Thank jasjas867
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went as a family and learned so much about Minnesota history! Would recommend to both those living in Minnesota and those visiting from other places.

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Thank Shelley S
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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211 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It was fun to see it. Quite unique. Easy to get to. Went to dance to a great band, but unfortunately there were several hundred people there and few in any knew how to really dance. Many young dancers who were really quite rude on the floor. People lacking dance skills often think being the wildest dancer is a good... More 

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Bloomington, mn
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Pay a modest fee and for 45 minutes a guide shows you around the place, tells you some stories about glass-making, mushrooms, gangsters, prohibition, and historic geology. They also have dances and a bar--in a cool historic underground speakeasy. I think it would be more fun to go for an event than for just a tour.

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Thank claycodc
Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend going on the tour of the caves. Very entertaining and informative. Plus only $6!

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Thank duncanerickson
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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285 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Went to Prom one year here back in High School. It was very cool. I love that it has a bar. It also has a fun feel to it when you are inside.

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Thank tif316
Gig Harbor, Washington
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296 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding and reception in the caves. Yes, they are caves, but no, you will not be claustrophobic! The ceilings are very high and "finished" where the event was held. The whole event was really well organized. We also got a mini tour of some of the other caves (also very high ceilings) which was super fun and... More 

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Thank LJBCOOL
Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had read about the cave tours and decided to check it out. It was fun and interesting to think about how unique the caves are and the historical relevance that they were used as a speakeasy during prohibition. Not sure if the stories the guide tells are factual, but if not they were very entertaining. Well worth the $6.00... More 

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