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Bonnie and Clyde Hideout

W. 34th St, Joplin, Missouri 64804 USA

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“America's favorite gangster lovebirds lived here”

***This location is on private property. Please do not access this property without the express permission of the homeowners.*** Joplin, Missouri is rich in history. 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. The exact location of their shootout with the law that resulted in the tragic deaths of two peace officers. Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, Buck & Blanche Barrow and William Daniel Jones rented the apartment April 1, 1933. 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. Two officers died, and Bonnie and Clyde escaped. 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. Still visible from street. Their stay ended in a shootout on April 13th. The hideout has been featured in a BBC Time Line documentary aired on the National Geographic Channel. Soon after, it was added to the National Registory of Historic Places. 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. The charming rock garage apartment hosted many historians, notable authors and Barrow Gang family members.

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Reviewed by
harley.harp

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
June 22, 2014

Pretty neat experience. There are no markings or any signs but this place makes a statement for itself. An amazing piece of American History!

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mich3773

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November 23, 2020
Rated 5.0

Very cool. Yeah its just a garage with a sign, but it was still cool

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colleen.is.love

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July 20, 2018
Rated 3.0

Cool photo stop. It was on my way but I wouldn’t drive out of my way to see this.

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JanetBoie

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October 01, 2016
Rated 3.0

The door has been painted so it's no longer red. Interesting for a quick stop.

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BryanKristopher

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September 11, 2015
Rated 2.0

Cool to see but not much to it, you get to stare at the house and read the sign.

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jayeodee

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  • 9 Helpful
September 07, 2015
Rated 2.0

Couldn't find it

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danielshardy007

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  • 8 Helpful
November 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

there is now a plaque marking the house and giving a bit of history.

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Bonnie and Clyde Hideout

W. 34th St
Joplin, Missouri
64804 USA

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