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Bonnie and Clyde Tourist Cabin Shootout

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Kansas City, Missouri

After accidentally driving their stolen car into a river in Texas, Bonnie and Clyde stole another car, then rented a couple of cabins at a tourist motel north of Kansas City. They met the rest of their gang and settled in at the Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins to tend to their injuries.

The law, however, was hot on their trail, and surrounded the cabins on July 19, 1933. But in a hail of gunfire and reckless driving, Bonnie, Clyde, and the rest of their gang somehow piled into two cars and escaped.

In 2011, on the anniversary of the shootout, a historical marker was unveiled to mark the site.

Bonnie and Clyde Tourist Cabin Shootout

12200 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
Northwest edge of the city. I-29 exit 13 (or I-435 exit 36) onto Cookingham Drive/NW Mid Continent Trafficway. Turn east (or west). At the first stoplight, turn north onto NW Ambassador Drive. You'll see an office building ahead on the left. Turn left toward the building, then immediately turn left again into the parking lot and drive to its southwest corner. You'll see the marker.
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