$20 for a Walking Tour for Two from Newport Gangster Tour ($40 Value)

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A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. This Groupon gets you several steps closer.

$20 for a Gangster Tour for Two ($40 Value)

After a half-hour presentation in an art-deco former casino, guides lead guests of all ages through eight blocks of history on a 90-minute walking tour, detailing the history of buildings that once housed brothels and speakeasies.

Newport Gangster Tour

Tucked away near the banks of the Ohio River stands the other Sin City. Or at least it used to be, during the days when bootlegging formed a powerful underground economy. When a group of teachers and history buffs needed money for school service projects in Central America, they decided to raise funds by starting tours that explored this seamy history, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. A few years and many local accolades later, knowledgeable guides continue expounding upon the town’s rich history of mobsters, gamblers, and ladies of the night.

Tours stroll down Newport blocks littered with buildings once occupied by speakeasies, brothels, and the site of Al Capone’s failed early restaurant career, Al Calzone. Along the way, guides tie the rich past to the rise of the modern-day gaming industry and Newport’s connections to famous crime figures.

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    Newport

    18 E 5th St.

    Newport, Kentucky 41071

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In a Nutshell

Two costumed guides detail gambling and bootlegging history on a 90-minute all-ages walking tour past former speakeasies and casinos

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 27th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online reservation required; subject to availability. Cannot redeem until 5/4/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Newport (551.7 miles)

    18 E 5th St.

    Newport, Kentucky 41071

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