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Tunnels Of Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw

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Historic Site
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. Using our world travel planner, Moose Jaw attractions like Tunnels Of Moose Jaw can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Looking back I realized that I have not done a review yet even though I have gone through tunnels a couple of times over the years. The two tunnels address two different subject matters and thus the s...  more »
  • My bf and I came to moose jaw and made of lists of things we wanted to do. The tours were on our maybe list and the Chicago connection was higher than the passage to fortune. We ended up having extra ...  more »
  • This is a usual stop for us when we have visitors, it is an informative if slightly corny attraction. They overplay the acting a little and could concentrate a little more on facts making it a histori...  more »
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  • Great history shown in an engaging way. The Chinese immigrant experience was really eye opening. The kids (13 to 16) said that they found it interesting as well.
  • A great immersive way to learn about history. The actors were great, and they involved you in the story, which did have a tad bit of suspense. Definitely recommended
  • We were so entertained it seems too short! We did the Al Capone tour which taught us about Al's business in Moose Jaw back in the days of prohibition. It starts off as a walking tour through an old building: through a large bar, Al's office and bedroom. Then through a secret door into the tunnels. A couple of animatronic actors in the first room was a fun touch. You see a few more underground rooms, then the actors set the scene that the police are chasing us and usher you through a series of secret doors and tunnels while gun shot audio is happening in the background. Chicago accents were perfect and the audience interaction was spot on. Lots of interesting old props including furniture and guns too. A lot of fun and way more entertaining than expected! There was a few flights of stairs so not recommended for those with mobility issues. A few tunnels were also dark and narrow with low ceilings so claustrophobic people may have issues. I was nervous the tour would have people jumping out but there was none of that. Just a couple of sudden sound effects.
  • This was the best $15 I've ever spent. It was a fun, interactive experience with the most enthusiastic staff. I loved learning all about Al Capone and his connection to Canada.
  • Cool story, whether you believe it or not. They do a great job making it an immersive, fun experience.