Fort Snelling National Cemetery Tour
Wabasha Street Caves Gangster Tour and Lunch
June 4, 2019
Join Laura and Gary Block on Tuesday June 4th for a delicious lunch and gangster tour at the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul and a guided tour of Fort Snelling National Cemetery. We leave Little Falls at 8:30 a.m. from the northeast corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot. Our comfortable Andy’s Charter Service motor coach will also pick up in Royalton, Rice, St. Cloud or anywhere else on our route. A Sunday meal on a Tuesday begins on our arrival at the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul. Enjoy a garden salad, homemade meatloaf with gravy, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, fresh sautéed vegetables, dinner rolls, pound cake with berry compote and whipped cream, water, lemonade or coffee all served buffet style with linens and china dishware. A costumed gangster character will take us on a tour of these sandstone caves and share their history. Learn why these manmade caves were mined out in the 1800’s. Explore the original mine caves and see the finished cave, once a popular nightclub called the Castle Royal. Hear the legends of gangster massacres and ghostly lore in the most unique banquet facilities from Chicago to San Francisco. The walking tour includes the stories of how the caves have been used in the last 150 years. The caves have been home to mobsters, speakeasies and in more recent years have begun hosting “Swing Night” with live big band music. What a fun and informative time will be had by all. From St. Paul we travel to Minneapolis to the 436 acre Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Established in 1939, this is the final resting place for many of our veterans and their spouses. Over 4,000 burials are conducted every year making it the 10th largest national cemetery. A step-on guide will join us on the motor coach, as we enter the front gates, for an amazing driving tour. See many of the day-to-day activities, historic monuments and Medal of Honor recipients such as Charles Lindberg, one of the famous Iwo Jima flag raisers. We will be returning to Little Falls around 6:00 p.m.
Gary Block Tours
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