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Wabasha Street Caves

Address: 215 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1805
Phone Number: 651 292 1220
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Ranked #4 of 42 Nightlife in Saint Paul
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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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.

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Alberta Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We started out with the cave tour that took about an hour. Departing from the coffee shop on the premises, the small group gathered with beverages and delicious home-made cookies. Our guide was very friendly and explained how the caves came to be. The history behind these doors is simply amazing. After dinner, we came back for Swing Night. Every... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Awful 2 hour bus tour. Should be called the 2 hour bus tour with stories they took from a book. Started with us loading the bus (late) and then driving a block from the health partners parking lot to the cave parking lot. Really... we couldn't walk? Spent some time in the caves which was pretty lame. The guide gave... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went on the "Caves and Graves Tour." I wanted to treat my Mom to this tour because we are both very much interested in history and the supernatural, and I thought it would be a nice activity to do together. The first red flag occured when I called to make the reservations for the tour. The person who answered... More

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Take the tour of the caves then get a bus tour. Very informed guide, high energy and fun tour of St. Paul!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You might be thinking "caves, so what?" There is a lot of history here if you're interested in the history of St. Paul and gangsters. The tour is a good length and very cheap. If you're debating on visiting or passing on this attraction, stop and take the tour. Tours are limited (time and days) and sometimes are booked for... More

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Montrose, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went for a tour of the caves in the morning and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The history of the caves was fascinating. Who knew St Paul was so popular with 1930's gangsters!? I then attended my sister's wedding there that evening. The atmosphere is wonderful! Although the place was undergoing some renovations, it is still a wonderful... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had not heard of this attraction until a friend told me about it. A very interesting and enjoyable experience. I recommend it.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The Wabasha Street Caves is a visit into the history of St. Paul. The caves are impressive but the tour guide was the best. She was acting and told the story with a lot of humor. Also nice to visit with kids. Next time we will take the criminal tour!

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Eagan, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Went on the 30-40 min cave tour which explained the history of caves. Although I have lived in the Twin Cities for over 15 years now, and knew about the caves, I didn't realize all the history behind them. It was fun to hear the stories. For $6 it wasn't anything fancy, but was a decent way to spend a... More

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Hicksville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

They're not caves, they're old mines that were subsequently used as a night club frequented by gangsters. After that, they were used as storage. We also took the Gangster tour and the two tours combined ran about 3 hours--a little too long for my taste.

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