Canton Underworld Experience

Walking Tour and Bootlegger’s Lair Escape Room

Dinner is on your own with this tour, but we’ve got quite the adventure leading up to it: Canton Food Tours and Escape Room Downtown have teamed up to bring multiple experiences together into one fun adventure!

Take a walk through “Little Chicago” (with cocktail in hand) and discover legendary stories of prohibition. In addition to a fun chronological introduction to events leading up to the 18th Amendment, your tour guide will bring “Canton Jungle” tails to life.

Start with a fun, era-inspired cocktail at Bender’s Tavern before embarking on a 45 minute walk. Your walk will conclude at The Bootlegger’s Lair –  an authentic-looking 1925 gambling den where you’ll play a premium, 60 minute “escape room” game. Your mission: Search for a dead bootlegger’s hidden stash and find it before time runs out!

Want to continue your experience? Try The Canton Brewing Company’s Snorky’s on Third (above the Speakeasy) or Bender’s Tavern (founded in 1902). Or dine at any of the other great restaurants downtown. Dinner is on your own.

NOTE: Strict minimum of 6 people (and maximum of 12) are required for this tour to take place. We can put together two smaller groups. Call us if you have 2-5 people.

Check out the Bootlegger’s Lair experience HERE.

Price: $48/pp.  Cost includes: Prohibition-themed cocktail (or non-alcoholic version), guided prohibition-themed walking tour, Bootlegger’s Lair escape room experience, and gratuity for bartender.  See below for further details or click on the Book Tour button to view available dates. Dinner is not included with this tour.

If you have your own group of 6-12 people, you may book this tour on other days of the week or start times (subject to availability of the Lair and tour guide).

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About Your Tour Experience

Walk around town and discover the “timeline” of events that lead to the 18th Amendment.

Canton is one of only three city’s in Ohio to establish a designated “Outdoor Refreshment Area”. This means we can take our alcoholic beverages with us as we walk.

The Bootlegger’s Lair is a premier escape room.  Step back in time as you enter this speakeasy chalk full of hidden clues and surprises. Good luck!

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