Gibsland, Louisiana: 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 & Clyde's tombstones. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum: The Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, Louisiana, has lost its Bonnie and Clyde "death car" that was shot up in the 1967 Warren Beatty - Faye Dunaway movie. [04/27/2008] Complete Story...
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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....
This museum sits on the site of Ma Canfield's Cafe, where Bonnie and Clyde grabbed sandwiches to go before they were shot dead minutes later, on May 23, 1934. The manager is "Boots" Hinton, son Ted Hinton, who participated in the ambush -- which is called "the capture" in Gibsland. Featured exhibits are the death car from 1968 movie, one of Clyde's shotguns, swatches of his death pants, and a replica cemetery with Bonnie and Clyde replica tombstones. The gift shop sells bricks from Ma Canfield's for $20 apiece. The ambush site is marked with a plaque, seven miles south of town on Hwy 154.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 07/27/2005]
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