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Gangsterland 
walking tour of downtown St. Paul

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Walk the same St. Paul streets frequented by famous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Baby Face Nelson and many more. Find out why Minnesota was so important to Prohibition and the bootlegging industry. You’lll enjoy looking at beautiful buildings while learning about gangsters and a lot of history about St. Paul along way. In case of heavy rain or in the winter, this tour is conducted in St. Paul's extensive skyway system.

Tour Dates

  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, Apr 20
    Infor Commons
    Apr 20, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes.
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  • Union Depot Ghost Tour                April 21st, 11:00am
    Union Depot Ghost Tour                April 21st, 11:00am
    Sun, Apr 21
    Union Depot
    Apr 21, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Union Depot, 214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
    Apr 21, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Union Depot, 214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
    Late spring chills inside Saint Paul's iconic railway station! Go behind-the-scenes in Union Depot to hear ghost stories and to explore mysterious historic happenings.
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, Apr 27
    Infor Commons
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes.
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, May 04
    Infor Commons
    May 04, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 04, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes of exciting history!
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, May 11
    Infor Commons
    May 11, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 11, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes of exciting history!
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Saint Paul Roots Trolley
    F. Scott Fitzgerald's Saint Paul Roots Trolley
    Sun, May 12
    W. A. Frost
    May 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    W. A. Frost, 374 Selby Ave #1825, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
    W. A. Frost, 374 Selby Ave #1825, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    This entertaining trolley tour weaves through the beautiful Summit Avenue area where he grew up and published his first books. Meet some fascinating characters who became his lifelong friends...many of whom live on in his writings.
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Trolley
    CynCity's Gangsterland Trolley
    Sun, May 12
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot
    May 12, 2024, 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot, 704 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
    May 12, 2024, 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot, 704 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
    From Dillinger to Karpis to lesser-known gangsters, discover why many criminals got protection in our city...while you visit "scenes of the crimes" on a fabulous trolley! Includes behind-the-scenes tastings at 11 Wells Spirits and 2-for-1 beers!
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, May 18
    Infor Commons
    May 18, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 18, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes of exciting history!
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, May 25
    Infor Commons
    May 25, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 25, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes of exciting history!
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  • Haunted Rice Park Walking Tour    May 25th,    3:00pm
    Haunted Rice Park Walking Tour    May 25th,    3:00pm
    Sat, May 25
    Infor Commons
    May 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Feel a tingle as you join a Victorian guide for ghost stories around Saint Paul’s most well-known park. A memorable stroll looks back on a neighborhood’s history where stories abound about its "former residents!" Includes free drink.
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sun, May 26
    Infor Commons
    May 26, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 26, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes.
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  • Haunted Summit Avenue Walking Tour     May 26th,  4:00pm
    Haunted Summit Avenue Walking Tour     May 26th,  4:00pm
    Sun, May 26
    Overlook Park
    May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Overlook Park, 418 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Overlook Park, 418 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    As the days get longer, join a Victorian guide for ghost stories along Saint Paul’s most elegant streets. An evening stroll looks back on a neighborhood’s history that will surely give you a tingle, a laugh and perhaps a shiver.
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Mon, May 27
    Infor Commons
    May 27, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 27, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    A Memorial Day stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes.
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, Jun 01
    Infor Commons
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes of exciting history!
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    CynCity's Gangsterland Walking Tour
    Sat, Jun 08
    Infor Commons
    Jun 08, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Infor Commons, 380 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Stroll along the same downtown Saint Paul streets frequented by infamous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Alvin Karpis and many others. 90-minutes of exciting history!
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Trolley
    CynCity's Gangsterland Trolley
    Sat, Jun 15
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot, 704 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot, 704 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
    The 91st anniversary of the infamous Hamm kidnapping! Discover why many criminals got protection in our city...while you visit "scenes of the crimes" on a fabulous trolley! Includes behind-the-scenes tastings at 11 Wells Spirits and BOGO beers at Saint Paul Brewing!
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  • CynCity's Gangsterland Trolley
    CynCity's Gangsterland Trolley
    Sat, Jun 15
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot, 704 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    11 Wells Spirits Parking Lot, 704 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
    The 91st anniversary of the infamous Hamm kidnapping! Discover why many criminals got protection in our city...while you visit "scenes of the crimes" on a fabulous trolley! Includes behind-the-scenes tastings at 11 Wells Spirits and BOGO beers at Saint Paul Brewing!
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  • Gangsterland II - The Next Chapter
    Gangsterland II - The Next Chapter
    Sun, Jun 16
    Outside The Lexington
    Jun 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Outside The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
    Jun 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Outside The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
    Exciting stories about public enemies who wreaked havoc in the Grand Avenue neighborhood! Dillinger, the Barkers, DeVol and others. A 75-minute walk capped off by a cocktail sampling at The Lexington!
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General Tour Information
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the tour start time in order to allow time to register and agree to tour terms. All guests must register. 

  • For Gangsterland Walking Tours meet your guide at Infor Commons, 380 St. Peter St. near Rice Park and The Saint Paul Hotel. Metered parking is available along with parking in the nearby Lowry Ramp.  Free street parking is available on Sundays.

  • For Ghost & Gables Summit Avenue Tours meet your guide at Summit Overlook Park at the corner of Summit Avenue and Ramsey Street.  Free street parking available in the area.

  • For Union Depot Haunted History Tour there is plenty of parking available near the location.

  • See ticket details for other specialty tours locations and parking options.

  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.  For the downtown tours, we walk in buildings, skyways and on sidewalks.

  • Our tours last 90 minutes in general, 75 minutes during winter conditions.

Ticket Pricing: These prices include all fees sales tax but do not include optional tips for our guides. See tickets for Event and Tour pricing.

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