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“One of the best tours I've ever taken”

Wabasha Street Caves
Ranked #2 of 40 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 11 September 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was excellent! He most certainly was an expert on the history of the caves, and he sounded excited and interested, not mundane like many tour guides are after repeating the same information over and over. The tour lasts 45 minutes and there is one area in which guests are invited to sit down for a few moments. The information provided about the gangsters who frequented the caves is very intriguing.

Thank Melyssa E
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"prohibition era"
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I would of given this a five instead of a four if it as better organized at the front desk. EVERYONE went in to check in and EVERYONE was told to go outside and wait. Instead of doing that, they could of either checked you in or taken the money at that time and then it would of went faster and we could of started on time. The lady inside was very rude when someone asked to use the restroom, she informed them they could use it inside the cave once the doors open. (which wasn't for another 10 minutes, they had health issues) The cave tour itself was VERY INTERESTING and VERY INFORMATIVE. I would do it again. The tour guide was very entertaining and fun to listen to. I hghly recommend this, just ignore the inside office person.

Thank JoAnn16
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We came here because it was close by and sounded interesting. We took the 9:30 Gangster Tour by bus and then the 12:00 walking cave tour. I would highly recommend both. In the era of gangsters, St. Paul was a "safe city" for criminals because of corruption. So long as they followed the rules, they would not be arrested. The tour was a 2 hour monologue by an actress who portrays one of the gangster women. She gave many facts and interesting stories about the gangsters who lived in the area. Most of the buildings of the time a gone, but some are still here. It was great. The Cave Tour was equally good. I would recommend it to everyone.

Thank lugojrdn
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We did the cave tour and then we did the bus tour of the city to learn more about our history. Our guide for the walking tour and then the bus tour was the same woman. She was dressed for the party and for almost three hours kept us engaged as we learned about the history of cops and gangsters and prohibition in our area. It was very fascinating!

Thank paulskoog
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

with a guide. Learn why cave is there and right sand was only found in this city, how mushrooms are grown, used during propitiation days, bought, sold, abandoned city land fill, dance hall now tours. Very good knowledgeable guides, price if very reasonable

Thank Patricia L
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