Gibsland, Louisiana: Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum Team Field Report

2419 Main St., Gibsland, LA
I-20 exit 61, then one mile south to Gibsland on Hwy 154 (Main St.). On the right, at the south end of town.
Daily 10 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify)
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Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum
This museum is in the cafe where the doomed road-trippers bought their last snack. See Bonnie's hat, glass from the Death Car windshield, and replicas of Bonnie and Clyde's tombstones. Report...

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Stolen tire. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

This is an interesting little museum. I have always been fascinated by the Bonnie and Clyde story since seeing the Warren Beatty movie (that I found out was mostly fiction). No photography is allowed inside. The owner, L.J., was nice; he is a talker for sure! There is a video of several Bonnie and Clyde-related documentaries you can sit and watch as part of the price of admission. The museum has lots of documents, photos, and exhibits.

[Kim G., 01/05/2015]
Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

Now a competing "Bonnie and Clyde Museum" is open a few blocks south of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum." Didn't go into either one.

[El Gallo Rey, 04/29/2014]
Ambush Museum entrance. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

No photos are allowed inside. So I followed the rules. There are a lot of original pictures of the ambush, as well as video. You also get a personal preview of what to expect to see in the museum. The man who runs this place is the son of one of the law enforcement agents. Really an interesting place and worth a stop.

After you tour the museum ( which was the original cafe where Bonnie and Clyde picked up a sandwich, take a trip down the same road they did on that fateful day, and visit the site of the ambush.

[Babs, 02/12/2014]
Boots at the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

The descriptions here are still up to date. This place was very cool. Boots is a Dallas boy relocated to Gibsland to take care of the museum and a hoot to talk to. I felt like one of the family. Bring the kids, let them see what can happen when they are bad, buy the book by Ted Hinton and let Boots sign it for you. He was great!

The marker down the road is very beat up but that trip was fun -- it's a very curvy road. My kids and I liked pretending we were Bonnie and Clyde driving down to the marker.

[Ginny, 03/13/2007]

Texas Ranger Ambush is always a great game to play while driving....

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The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde MuseumThe Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum, Gibsland, LA - < 1 mi.
Bonnie and Clyde Death SiteBonnie and Clyde Death Site, Gibsland, LA - 8 mi.
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Uncle Buck's Gator Bayou, Bossier City, LA - 40 mi.

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