If walking in the footsteps of infamous gangsters like Al Capone and John Dillinger sounds like a getaway made in true crime Heaven, they you need to book a stay at one of these 2 places in Wisconsin!

Experience Wisconsin's Gangster Past

Wisconsin may be best known for its cheese and lakes, but it also has strong ties to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters.

Wisconsin's lakes and secluded woods have always been a draw for Illinoisans, and many of history's most famous Chicago mobsters chose Wisconsin as the perfect place to 'go on the lam' too.

Little Bohemia Lodge via Facebook
Little Bohemia Lodge via Facebook

To this day you can still see the bullet holes from the epic Dillinger/FBI shootout in the walls of Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, or enjoy a meal at the famous gangster dinner spot, the Norwood Pines Supper Club in Minocqua, but did you know you can actually spend the night at two infamous gangster hangouts as well?!?

Stay Overnight at a Historical Gangster Hangout in Wisconsin

Several different destinations throughout Wisconsin have there own claim to gangster fame, but only two of them offer the chance to sleep within the shadowy past according to Travel Wisconsin.

1. The Legacy Lodge in Winter, Wisconsin

According to The Legacy Lodge's website;

Barker Lake Lodge was built in 1929 by the famous Joe Saltis. Saltis, pictured below, was a a Joliet saloon keeper and bootlegger, referred to as "Polack Joe." Saltis spent an estimated $100,000 into building this rustic two-story cedar log lodge, cabins and nine-hole golf course. Located Near Al Capone's Hideout.

The Legacy Lodge via Facebook
The Legacy Lodge via Facebook

The Legacy Lodge features 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, but there are 6 other lake shore cabins to choose from on the property as well. See pictures and rental rates, here.

2. Dillman's Bay Resort in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Today Dillman's Bay Resort features many different cabins, lake homes, condos, and even hotel rooms to stay at, BUT Cabin 5, better known as the Fisherman's Cabin, is where Baby Face Nelson stayed after he escaped the FBI shootout at the Little Bohemia Lodge.

If staying overnight at a former gangster hangout isn't in the cards for you, there are several more places in Wisconsin with fascinating gangster history to share...

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