Explore Wisconsin's Gangster Hideouts
More gangster hideouts and movie locations
Lake Geneva, WI Bugs Moran and his wife vacationed at the Watersedge, now a B&B. Guests enter the Bugs Moran Suite (left), once a cash-counting room, through a secret passage. About 55 miles southwest of Milwaukee.
Beaver Dam, WI Dillinger's gang was captured when Tucson, Arizona's, Hotel Congress caught fire. For the movie Public Enemies, Beaver Dam's Hotel Rogers, now an apartment building, played the part. About 65 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee The Milwaukee County Historical Society building was once the Second Ward Savings Bank. One of its six vaults is on the first floor and appears in the movie.
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® July/August 2009.)