Gibsland, Louisiana: Bonnie and Clyde Death Site

Where America's favorite outlaw lovebirds were riddled with dozens of bullets by hidden lawmen. A new, more vandal-proof marker was added in 2014 that shifts emphasis to the posse over the lawbreakers.
Hwy 154, Gibsland, LA
From Gibsland, drive south 2.5 miles on Hwy 154. Turn right to stay on Hwy 154 (If you go straight you'll be on Hwy 517. If you pass the Springfield Baptist Church you've driven too far). Follow Hwy 154 another 5.5 miles. You'll see the monument on the right.
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Bonnie and Clyde monument defacement, 2014. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

I have always wanted to go see the area in which the ambush took place. I'm glad that I went, but I'm deeply disturbed that there had been so many who have felt the need to vandalize the monument. It's not as though Bonnie and Clyde put it there themselves! Very disrespectful.

Not much of anything available for souvenirs at either of the two Bonnie and Clyde Museums in Gibsland, but both places are worth a visit. I'm going to try and make it to the festival this year. Perhaps then there will be souvenirs available.

[John F, 02/03/2015]

This seems to get periodically cleaned of less permanent defacing.

Ambush monument. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

Our GPS steered us wrong, so look at your odometer when trying to find the markers where Bonnie and Clyde were shot in an ambush (They're about eight miles south of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum). There is an older, shot up, tombstone-looking stone marker, and a newer podium-style marker with the story of the ambush.

[Kim G., 01/04/2015]

The new monument was erected in 2014 (the 80th anniversary of the ambush) with more of a focus on the "good guy" posse than the previous monument. The older monument has been blasted and hacked at for decades by those driven crazy by Bonnie and Clyde.

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush marker. Bonnie and Clyde Death Site

Great for photo opp!

[Kelli Ashlock, 07/01/2014]

A excellent place to make a history lesson lodge in the minds of children.

Bronze plaque. Bonnie and Clyde Death Site

The new bronze marker is in place at the ambush site. Old shot up concrete market is still there with lots of graffiti.

[El Gallo Rey, 04/29/2014]
New monument. Bonnie and Clyde Death Site

Looks like a new monument is in the making at the ambush site!

[Babs, 02/12/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde MuseumThe Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum, Gibsland, LA - 7 mi.
Bonnie and Clyde Ambush MuseumBonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, LA - 8 mi.
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