RoadsideAmerica.comYour Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions, Visitor Tips and News About Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Apartment. Joplin, Missouri: Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Apartment Bonnie and Clyde lived in this two-bedroom apartment above a garage for 12 days before five cops caught them in a shootout. Two officers died, and Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road. Cool to see but not much to it, you get to stare at the house and read the sign. Did you know: If you use the Roadtrippers mobile app, your trips will instantly auto-sync over... Ready for navigation and good times! Joplin, Missouri is rich in history. Bonnie and Clyde escaped, killing Newton County Constable John Wesley Harryman and Joplin Police Detective Harry McGinnis in the process. Two officers died, and Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Read the actual account by Blanche Barrow, the sister-in-law of Clyde. Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Please stay safe and call ahead to get the latest information. Submit your own tip. A shotgun and watch once owned by Clyde along with a … Museum was closed, but the story is true. Anything you plan or save automagically syncs with the apps, ready for you to hit the road! Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, Buck & Blanche Barrow and William Daniel Jones rented the apartment April 1, 1933. The charming rock garage apartment hosted many historians, notable authors and Barrow Gang family members. The hideout has been featured in a BBC Time Line documentary aired on the National Geographic Channel. In 1933, infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde spent several weeks in a garage apartment in Joplin and robbed several area businesses. No portion of this document may be reproduced, copied or revised without written permission of the authors. Credits, Media/Business Inquiries Don't know. Click to find a great deal for this hotel. PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. Barker Gang and the Murder of Sheriff Kelly. there is now a plaque marking the house and giving a bit of history. My latest books are Murder and Mayhem in Southeast Kansas, Bigamy and Bloodshed: The Scandal of Emma Molloy and the Murder of Sarah Graham, and Midnight Assassinations and Other Evildoings: A Criminal History of Jasper County, Mo.. You say a motor lodge as “there headquarters”. Due to the spread of COVID-19, some points of interest may be closed or have restrictions. America's Street Corner Presidents, Rapid City, South Dakota (Nov 2-8, 2020). Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, Buck & Blanche Barrow and William Daniel Jones rented the apartment April 1, 1933. Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Interesting for a quick stop. The five soon returned to Missouri and rented an apartment in south Joplin in early April 1933. Information and comments about historical people and events of Missouri, the Ozarks region, and surrounding area. There are no markings or any signs but this place makes a statement for itself. © Copyright 1996-2020 Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins. After the Persell kidnapping, Bonnie, Clyde, and W.D. Address was easily found via our GPS. Their stay ended in a shootout on April 13th. W. 34th St, Missouri It's a controversial historic site in Joplin because of the loss of the two police officers, but because of its historic significance it really needs to be remembered. A neon-fueled road trip along Route 66's most iconic spots, Make the most of Kansas' 14 mile stretch of Route 66, Ribs, Rivers, and Really Big Slides: 48 Hours in St. Louis, Get Weird With The Offbeat Guide To St. Louis, Salem, Massachusetts, embraces its sordid past as Witch City, An Atlantic Coast road trip from Boston to Miami, How to best experience Zion National Park, The Blue Ridge Parkway connects two national parks. Joplin, Some tips may not be verified. It was on my way but I wouldn’t drive out of my way to see this. ***This location is on private property. The exact location of their shootout with the law that resulted in the tragic deaths of two peace officers. 64804 An amazing piece of American History! Would have enjoyed seeing the inside. The infamous bank robbers lived over this garage for less than 2 weeks before the April 13, 1933 shootout with the authorities, who had been tipped off about the apartment hideout. Still visible from street. Tipped off by a neighbor, Joplin police attempted to apprehend Bonnie and Clyde. The result: two dead cops. Definitely in great shape since it's been renovated. Unique piece of history. In Carthage... where is this and what factual evidence? *** Two officers died, and Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Two officers died. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow lived over this garage for less than two weeks before their April 13, 1933, shootout with the authorities, who had been tipped off about their apartment hideout. I'm a freelance writer specializing in the history of the Ozarks and surrounding region. Tall tales, trip guides, & the world's weird & wonderful. Plans to make this a museum seem to have halted, and it's being rented out due to the local housing shortage after the May 2011 Joplin tornado. House had a combo lock on the door, which made me think it's a rentable unit. Be the first to add a review to the Bonnie and Clyde Hideout. I've written eighteen nonfiction books, two historical novels, and numerous articles. Soon after, it was added to the National Registory of Historic Places. went back to Texas and picked up Clyde’s brother Buck and Buck’s wife, Blanche. Curious... My statement that the Barrow gang used a Carthage motor lodge as their headquarters comes from the Milner biography of Bonnie and Clyde, I believe, but I'm not sure what his source for this information was. And I don't know whether the exact name and location of the place has ever been identified. One of the most noted locations in Joplin's history is a small garage apartment rented by the notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Plans to make this a museum seem to have halted, and it's being rented out due to the local housing shortage after the May 2011 Joplin tornado. Pretty neat experience. Still visible from street. — History is for sale as some items once belonging to infamous couple Bonnie and Clyde are now up for auction. The infamous bank robbers lived over this garage for less than 2 weeks before the April 13, 1933 shootout with the authorities, who had been tipped off about the apartment hideout. Trip Planning Caution: RoadsideAmerica.com offers maps, directions and attraction details as a convenience, providing all information as is. Attraction status, hours and prices change without notice; call ahead! The infamous bank robbers lived over this garage for less than 2 weeks before the April 13, 1933 shootout with the authorities, who had been tipped off about the apartment hideout. Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. The charming stone garage apartment was restored and beautifully decorated in 1930's era decor with all the comforts of home by a local pastor, Phillip McClendon and his wife, in hopes of turning it into a bed and breakfast. Please do not access this property without the express permission of the homeowners. USA. The door has been painted so it's no longer red. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip. All rights reserved. Bonnie and Clyde escaped. Cool photo stop.