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“Love the Cave Tour”

Wabasha Street Caves
Ranked #2 of 41 Nightlife in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My husband and I went on the Cave Tour and the bus tour. We started at the coffee shop next door and had great treats. Since we both grew up in St Paul, learning about the caves was very informative. We really enjoyed the Gangster Tour with our own Gangster! She was great!! This is not your high school history class field trip - this is so much better!

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

These 'caves' are not, of course caves at all; they are disused mine workings which have left huge chambers now used as a bar and entertainment venue. The tour is cheap and the guide who took us round was a born showman. His tour was informative and amusing and provided an entertaining hour for the large group who wanted to learn a little about this significant part of St Paul's history - and be entertained.

The group meets in a nearby coffee shop which has superb coffees and hot chocolates; well worth arriving early to enjoy these delights!

The caves are spectacular only in as much as they are very big; there are no beautiful features such as could be expected in a real natural cave but the history of the 'cave' complex and the way it relates to the history of St Paul and Minneapolis make the tour really worthwhile.

Allow an hour for this early evening tour during your visit to St Paul.

Thank JohnfaeHuntly
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

How anyone can give this mini gangster tour anything less than 5 stars must be pretty hard to please. The tour is $8 per person for a 45 minute informative and fun tour regarding the caves and how they were formed

Thank Corinne K
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

How Wabasha Street Caves received anything less than 5 stars is a total mystery to me! Maybe for those who have high expectations, or are hard to please, I can understand. But for only $8 dollars/pp you get the have a little slice of the 1930’s right before your eyes and 45 minutes of fun and knowledgeable information. Just think, you’re standing in the same room as John Dillinger during the Prohibition Era. But gangsters are not the only thing the tour guide informs you about. Speaking of, the tour guide was great! Very pleasant. When we arrived the parking lots was getting pretty full, since there was a tour already in progress. Our tour guide actually came over to us and directed us where to park, and even directed our car into the parking spot as we were backing up and moving forward to fit into our spot. Even though he does these tours day in and day out with the same routine (and possibly same script), he never let it show and as very humorous. He was very willing to answer any questions we had and even quizzed us a bit to see if we had any guesses to his questions. For $8 it was worth the interesting knowledge of the Wabasha Street Caves and how they came to be.

Thank Corinne K
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. We expected caves but this was far from it. The tour begins by stating these are mines, not caves. The tour guide was a bit obnoxious with many dry jokes. I didn't need to hear him say multiple times that he just said "poop". The place was run down and appeared to have little time or money invested in it. I would find another tour to spend your time at.

Thank Don G
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