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Really cool

I mean that in every sense, too. The mushroom caves are a little chilly, and a light jacket is... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2012
Kim M
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Freeport, Illinois
Best Place to go Swing Dancing

Every Thursday is Swing Night. Live music from amazing swing bands. The atmosphere is wonderful... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2012
Andrew A
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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215 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1805
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+1 651-292-1220
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

I mean that in every sense, too. The mushroom caves are a little chilly, and a light jacket is recommended when taking the tour. Included in the tour, is the history of the caves and the night club which was known as the Castle Royale....More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 21 May 2012

It was OK for $6.00. The caves are man made. They mined silica back in the 1800's for glass. Well when that was done they grew mushrooms there. Then it became a speak easy and later a nightclub. Now they give tours and it is...More

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Every Thursday is Swing Night. Live music from amazing swing bands. The atmosphere is wonderful, the place is always active, and you even can get a short dancing lesson if you get there early in the evening.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 10 May 2012

This is a one of a kind experience. Nothing like it if you are not claustrophobic. Makes any event memorable and special.

Thank dlars
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Visited these caves in my own backyard when a friend visited from out of state. We enjoyed the tour and the historic bit unique to St. Paul - glad we had the tour.

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank janemarieh
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The history of what they were used for is another insight into socio-political stuff, in the era of the gangs in particular. And before refrigeration you had to keep stuff like beer cool, and them some. Fascinating to see how we adapted and modified a...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We checked out Wabasha Street Caves for our wedding reception...uhmmm, no! Too dark and creepy for a joyous occasion like that, unless you are the Bonnie and Clyde type. Plus our guests would have all been seated in different rooms. Strange place.

Thank lkhughes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I would not put this at the top of my list but it is interesting. If you have done some of the other top things in Minneapolis/St.Paul then this may be worth your time.

Thank DontwaitMn
Reviewed 17 January 2012

They offer swing dancing on Thursday evenings. It's literally in a cave so there's no smoking, which is nice because I hate when you go to a bar and reak like smoke afterwards.

Date of experience: August 2011
2  Thank screamlikehowarddean
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Always a good time! Was a great time! The actors took the experience to a whole new level.

2  Thank spudster11
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mjlanners
11 November 2017|
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Response from My1destiny0101 | Reviewed this property |
Either in their lot or in the HealthPartners lot behind the caves. That's where we were told to park.
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Karen M
11 June 2017|
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Response from My1destiny0101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's cool. I'd bring a jacket
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Lucy L
13 December 2015|
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Response from My1destiny0101 | Reviewed this property |
No age limit. I would suggest for kids age 5 and up.
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