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Grab a beverage and enjoy two FREE CynCity virtual events in December!  

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1931Saint Paul Police Winter Carnival

How about a party with
Friends and co-workers?

This Holiday Season...

history, haunts and humor  
customized for your group!

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We continue to follow all CDC COVID-19 guidelines for masking and social distancing.  Your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority!

Walking Gangster Tour of downtown 

St. Paul

Take a stroll back to the dirty 30’s to find out why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for infamous gangsters like John Dillinger, Babyface Nelson, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, the Barker Brothers, Edna Murray “the Kissing Bandit” and many more! See the sites where the gangsters hung out while hearing their fascinating tales told by one of our entertaining Gangster Guides. This walking tour is approximately 90 minutes long, covering a distance of about 1 mile.



Did you know Rice Park is older

than Central Park in NYC?

And, it's surrounded by several haunted buildings? 

Join our entertaining guide with thrilling tales of ghostly hauntings designed to give you a tingle while learning a bit of history too.

This walking tour is approximately one hour long.

Meet inside Infor Commons

at 380 St. Peter St.  

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Let the party start!  Zoom into a Virtual Gangster Tour of Saint Paul’s shady history from the comfort of your own home! Our entertaining guide will take you virtually through the city with photos and film clips to show where infamous gangsters like John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis, the Barker bothers and more lived and partied in the capitol city. You can use the Zoom chat to ask questions of your guide. Contact us for a private tour that can be customized to your group!

the Virtual Gangster Tour

Walking Ghost Tour of summit avenue

1st National Bank Sign
St. Paul Hotel
Tour Guide
Minnesota State Capitol

What People Are saying


Jimmy ~

Went on the Gangster Tour with Cynthia. It is very informative and she is very knowledgeable about the history of Saint Paul and especially the gangster history of the city.


Carey ~

In quarantine, I've done zoom tours of New York and LA landmarks and destinations, and I'm THRILLED that CynCity tours is finally filling the void of great tours right here in Minnesota. Absolutely LOVED the gangster walking tour of Saint Paul, and I think even my twelve year old was able to connect it to some of his MN Studies lessons.


Linda -

What a great tour and Cynthia is the best guide!!! Her knowledge about St. Paul's history, the gangster era and her energy bring these stories to life. So fascinating and I highly recommend!!!


Pam ~

Cynthia and Bick know their stuff!  I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about the city and enjoy a fun afternoon.  Learning about the history of Gangster interactions, businesses, landmarks, and the police department at that early time of history enriched our knowledge of the area.


Tour Hosts

Cynthia Schreiner Smith and Bick Smith

Cynthia Schreiner Smith - Co-author of “Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang in Minnesota”

Alvin Karpis Book Cover
Cyn and Chief
Edna of Gangsterland

Bick Smith - Producer of the documentary-style film “Gangsterland”

Gansterland DVD
Questions?  Contact Us.

Thanks and we will get back to you ASAP!

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We provide weekly public walking tours.  (depending on weather) 

We provide private walking and virtual tours for groups and educational purposes.


Contact us for more information.

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