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Ghost Tours in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Spooky, creepy, scary tours of the Twin Cities. Most run year-round, not just on Halloween.

1. Wabasha Street Caves

The Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul are reputed to be haunted, and you can visit the caves on tours held several times every week. Admission is $6 per person.

As well as touring the caves, Wabasha Street Caves runs coach tours of spooky and haunted Twin Cities sights all year round. They add extra tours in October for Halloween. Tickets for the coach tours are $25 and reservations are required.

2. Mounds Theater, St. Paul

This aged theater in St. Paul has reported many ghost sightings and paranormal events. Ghost tours run every weekend, when the theater is darkened and guests are lead around in the gloom in the hope of spotting a ghost. Tours last 1 hour, and cost $20.

3. Real Ghost Tours of Minneapolis

Real Ghost Tours are based in St. Anthony Main, one of the oldest parts of Minneapolis. This walking tour equips guests with EMF meters to detect fluctuations in electromagnetic fields, supposedly evidence of ghosts. The tours are 90 minutes and visit several inside and outside locations which are reputed to be haunted. Even if you are skeptical of the ghosts, the history of the city that goes along with the ghost stories is interesting just by itself.

4. Minnesota State Capitol: Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol

The Minnesota State Capitol runs these tours annually in October. The State Capitol building is dimmed, and tour guides take you to meet shadowy spirits of characters who once worked in the State Capitol. Tours are $10.

5. Landmark Center Gangster Tours

If you have a group of 10 or more, you can arrange a gangster tour with the Landmark Center. St. Paul was the center of gangster activity in the 1920s, the Landmark Center was the Federal Courthouse in those days, and the tour guides have plenty of gruesome and true stories of crime and punishment. Tours cost $6 per person, there needs to be a minimum of 10 people.

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