Experience what life was like during the Great Depression on a Gangster Tour in the city of St Paul from Renee's Royal Valet. Gangsters came from the Midwest and across the nation. They knew if they got in trouble somewhere else, they could come to St Paul and the law would look out for them. Hear the history behind the kidnappings of the Hamm's and Schmidt Brewing companies. Stop at points of interest including Castle Royal (now Wabasha Caves) and some of the hideouts of the criminals such as the Barker-Karpis Gang and John Dillinger. See the sights where the gangsters planned and corrupted some of the most mischievous crimes in the city of St Paul, MN.
Wanted throughout the country, "Ma" Barker and her sons, Herman, Lloyd, Arthur, and Fred teamed up with Alvin Karpis to form the Barker-Karpis Gang. Though her children were undoubtedly criminals and the Barker-Karpis Gang committed a spree of crimes between 1931 and 1935, the image of Ma Barker as the gang's leader and its criminal mastermind would appear to be fictitious. The actual degree of Ma Barker's own criminality is in doubt. However, she did likely know of the gang's activities and helped them before and after they committed their crimes.
Enjoy limousine service from Renee's Royal Valet during our 2 hour Gangster Tour which unveils the masterminds behind the corruption throughout St Paul in the 1930's. Find out where it all started including where the kidnappings took place, where the ransom notes were delivered, hideout locations of gang members, and much more. Add on packages are also available to tour the Wabasha Caves and the Landmark Center.
Gangster Tour Pricing
- 10 passenger stretch Lincoln Town Car Limousine
- 2 Hour St Paul Gangster Tour from Renee's Royal Valet
- Starting at $275 + gratuity
- Add Wabasha Caves Walking Tour ($6 per person)
- Add Landmark Center Walking Tour ($75 per group)
Wabasha Caves - Gangsters Nightclub Castle Royal
See the sights where the gangsters lived it up as they planned some of the most notorious crimes ever perpetrated in the upper Midwest. Your guide takes you past the most infamous gangster hideouts and the famous nightclub where many gangsters spent time socializing with the public.
Landmark Center - Gangsters Federal Court House
The Landmark Center's Gangster Walking Tours are enhanced by costumed guides who tell the story of how the criminal justice system functioned during the gangster era. Told with humor, accuracy and liveliness, these tours educate about the life and times of people like "Ma" Barker, Alvin Karpis, John Dillinger and more. Many of them were held in their 3rd floor Detention Room, were tried in Courtroom 317.