The Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, Minnesota are a great place to spend an evening. You can get decked out in your snazziest attire while swing dancing the night away. Perhaps you’d like a tour instead of a dance? The Wabasha Caves have you covered with the St. Paul Gangster Tour or any one of the standard Cave Tours around the 12,000 square foot grounds.
Thursdays you can swing dance until your heart’s content. Swing Night’s begin at 6 p.m. and have a rotating list of swing bands that know how to get the party started. Band’s such as the Red Rock Swing band, The Moonlight Serenaders, or Beasley’s Big Band right here in St. Paul, MN. You can also hear the Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra and Swing Beat. The bands play from 7 to 10 p.m. and tickets are $8 at the door cash only. Just remember the secret pass phrase (Gus Sent Me).
The historic cave tours take place on Monday’s at 4 p.m. Thursdays at 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $8 as well. Don’t forget the last Sunday of each month offers up the Lost Soul’s Tour commencing at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for this hour-long tour are $10 and it’s recommended for those 12 years old and above.
The St. Paul Gangster Tour is done by bus. Saturday’s and Sunday’s at Noon are the time to learn about the history of St. Pauls’ gangsters from back in the day. Tickets for the fun-filled tour are $27 and it is recommended for children 12 and up. The Wabasha Caves in St. Paul also has seasonal tours like the Ghost and Graves Tour and a Christmas Winter Lights Tour.
The Wabasha Caves in St. Paul, Minnesota has a unique coffee shop called Grumpy Steve’s Coffee. This little gem offers scrumptious European Coffee Bars, while also selling beer and wine. Get the Belgian Waffles with Strawberries or the Maple Syrup Whipped Cream. They also offer lunchtime meal deals on a Grumpy Sandwich. You can pick yourself up an Italian Soda, Smoothie, or Old- Fashioned Soda. Grumpy Steve’s is open from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. While you are there pick yourself up one of the resident Scandinavian Trolls; a troll doll to bring you luck.
When you are in St. Paul and perhaps the summer blues get you down a bit, take yourself to the Wabasha Caves. They offer a way to enjoy a day or evening without taking a chunk out of your wallet. Bring the kids or simply enjoy a night swing dancing with your friends. It’s up to you. The Caves provide a new band each week so it won’t get mundane. Come on out and bring your dancing shoes or live the Soprano’s life for a couple hours in St. Paul, Minnesota.
***BONUS*** For an interesting afternoon or evening out, visit the Center for Lost Objects in St. Paul Minnesota and see everything under the sun that doesn’t have a home.