How to Follow the Footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde in Texas and Louisiana
The tale of Bonnie & Clyde was resurrected last night in Part 1 of a new TV miniseries about the real-life couple and the infamous crime spree that cost them their lives nearly 80 years ago.
The continued fascination with history's most wanted couple keeps Bonnie & Clyde tourism going strong in Texas and Louisiana.
In Dallas, TX, local Freda Dillard gives a four-hour Bonnie & Clyde Tour that includes the location where they first met, Bonnie's former workplace Hargraves Cafe, and the Grapevine location where they murdered two highway patrolmen. The group tour, which can accommodate up to 57 people, costs $240.
Gibsland, LA, the small town east of Shreveport where Bonnie & Clyde were killed, celebrates the pair with an annual Bonnie & Clyde Festival and the official Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum. The museum is in the same space which was once the cafe where Clyde bought sandwiches right before being gunned down. An historical marker just up the street also marks the spot of the ambush. The Bonnie & Clyde Museum is open until 6:00 PM every day except for Wednesdays.
You can catch Part 2 of Bonnie & Clyde tonight on the History Channel, Lifetime, or A & E.