"Crooked" St. Paul Private Riding Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

613892


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Hear surprising tales of St. Paul's notorious past of glamorous, ruthless gangsters and crooked cops


During this private, 3-hour step-back into time, you'll hear how St. Paul, Minnesota became a haven for the nation's most notorious gangsters during the first decades of the 20th Century, and the impact of that legacy on life today in the "Saintly City. " During this entertaining tour, re-live the bad deeds of John Dillinger and his girlfriend Evelyn Frechette; mob leader Al Capone; the outlawed duo Bonnie & Clyde, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis and Ma Barker's gang.

Who knew that gangsters, bank robbers, and bootleggers could run their nationwide operations from St. Paul while "hiding in plain sight" from the FBI? This tour will show you the homes, nightclubs, hangouts - and even the courthouse - where these professional thugs lived, planned, played and were prosecuted.

Have a group of locals or out-of-towners to entertain? Old enough to remember those lurid headlines or young enough to be amazed? Ready for a new twist on a town you thought you knew? This tour is for you.

Itinerary

Starting from your desired pickup point, the tour will include views of many St. Paul locations - some famous and some blandly "everyday" - where yesterday's gangsters lived their lives while planning and committing horrendous crimes. You'll see where John Dillinger lived and learn how he escaped a shootout, the site of a famous kidnapping that riveted the nation, a former speakeasy and casino, and neighborhoods that welcomed the city's wealthiest citizens alongside the nations' hoodlums.

This tour is engaging and informative rain or shine. The itinerary can be adjusted to accommodate changing weather and your personal schedule.

Transportation for this tour is provided in a chauffeured "black car" Mercedes E-Class or Lincoln Continental sedan that comfortably seats 2 people. The sedan includes a professional, commercially licensed and uniformed driver. Transportation, driver fees and bottled water are included in the tour price. For groups of 3 or 4 people, a chauffeured SUV is available. Please inquire.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Another popular meeting point option is at the Mall of America charter pickup area near the mall's Level 1 North Entry.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Transportation for this tour is provided in a chauffeured "black car" Mercedes E-Class or Lincoln Continental sedan that comfortably seats 2 people. The sedan includes a professional, commercially licensed and uniformed driver. Transportation, driver fees and bottled water are included in the tour price. For groups of 3 or 4 people, a chauffeured luxury SUV vehicle is available. Please inquire.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

Other: If the size of your group requires a larger vehicle, or if a longer or shorter tour duration is desired, this can be easily accommodated. Simply submit your requests and a customized tour itinerary and price will be quickly delivered to you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Douglas picked us up right on time in a beautiful new Cadillac Escalade, and we headed out to discover some local history, tourist attractions, and little-visited but very spectacular buildings. Each stop, tailored to our desires, was informative and fun, and Douglas was a walking Wikipedia on each one. He's even a great photographer and we got some great group shots to help us remember our fun day. Thanks Douglas!
David Scott

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    425 USD(for up to 2 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    613892


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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