Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw

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Explore the underground world of Tunnels of Moose Jaw, a historic labyrinth of subterranean pathways now open for tours. Constructed in 1908, the tunnels originally acted as an underground steam system, though they soon became abandoned. Escaping persecution during the Yellow Peril, or prosecution during a round of government-led head taxes, many Chinese railway workers and their families would hide in the tunnels, with whole families forming an underground community living in horrendous conditions. During the 1920s, the tunnels were central to local rum-running operations, with Al Capone believed to have visited at some point prior to his 1931 conviction. Two tours, one relating to Chinese immigrants and the other to the prohibition era, operate with convincing sets, artifacts, and staff members in character. Use our Moose Jaw trip itinerary planning tool to arrange your visit to Tunnels of Moose Jaw and other attractions in Moose Jaw.
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  • Our family had a great time at the Tunnels Tours. The staff were friendly as well. Both tours were very well done. The Passage of Fortune was very informative and The Chicago connection was so much fu...  more »
  • Went through both tunnels. Tour guides were very good at their"characters" . Super informative and we had a great time.  more »
  • We did both tours back to back and quite enjoyed both. There were a few places where the facilities felt more like a theatre set than a restored historical location, but I suppose that's not surprisin...  more »
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  • I've known about the tunnels for years, however just never got around to checking them out. Such a mistake! We went on the Chicago tour and it was amazing! A ton of great information and so much to see. Great actors who stay in character until the very end. Highly recommended.
  • There are stairs up and down in both tunnel experiences, so if you have substantial mobility issues, this may not be the destination for you, however there is a chair lift for the last staircase (about 45 minutes in). There are 2 options for tunnel experiences: one is fun, one is very serious. Try the serious one first if you're doing both. Otherwise, we had an awesome time. The people who took us on our tours were all very good, and went above and beyond!
  • We took both tours. The Passage to Fortune was very informative. The Chicago connection was less informative and more fun shenanigans. The price was okay for both tours and it's the main reason to stop in Moose Jaw. The mechanical guy playing the piano in the Chicago connection was very life like. And the guy who plays Gus did an outstanding job. It was really the employees that made this experience so good.
  • The presentation was quite entertaining. We went with an atom hockey team and parents. It was age and circumstance appropriate. The organization has done a good job making the available history and tunnel remnants fun. When in Moose Jaw, it's something you should do at least once. It was worth what we paid.
  • Great time but the staff on the counter and phones are rude. Tour guides are great and interactive and they answered all our questions. Kids even had fun.

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