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Wabasha Street Caves

215 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1805
651 292 1220
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Ranked #4 of 42 Nightlife in Saint Paul
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Bar/ Clubs
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,... more » 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. « less
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Montrose, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Beekbergen
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

That was when Disco was a big deal and there was a group of gay people that opened up a Bar in these caves and it was a fun place to hang out, but there were rules and regulations that had to be followed. No entering into the closed doors to the caves back in the rear of the building.... More

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Twin Cities
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The Caves used to be a good outing on Thursdays, but now management and ownership have implemented new policies without updating their website and utilize non-uniformed, non-identifiable enforcement staff. An orange vest or a sign would have been sufficient, instead there's an arm-waving, furrowed brow woman yelling at me from 3 cars over. From the other negative responses here, there... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My boyfriend and I were back in Minnesota for a visit. I wanted to find a unique thing for us to do in the Cities since we'd been to Minneapolis and St. Paul several times but never visit as tourists. We settled on a Thursday tour of the Wabasha Street Caves with a plan to stay for swing dancing after.... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
104 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This place was a cool tour and well worth the money. Intersting mushroom shaped doorways and tales of gangster shootouts. This place is a real gem. There is something cool about going into an old cave that has been fashioned into a cool resteraunt. Kevin Garnett even spent the night here with a girlfriend when he played for the timberwolves.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nobody knows! In fact nobody knows lots of stuff about that particular era in Saintly City -- 'cos it wasn't that saintly see... But if you go on The Gangster Tour and down into the caves with Babyface Nelson (shhhh don't tell him I called him that) or Dillinger, you'll get the low down and it don't get much lower!... More

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