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Bonnie & Clyde sites and tours in the region

Posted 6:45pm on Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2013

There are several organized tours that explore the Bonnie and Clyde legacy.

The Dallas Historical Society's Running with Bonnie and Clyde Tour : On May 27, author John Neal Phillips (who wrote Running With Bonnie and Clyde: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fults and co-wrote My Life With Bonnie and Clyde with Blanche Caldwell Barrow) teams with the historical society for a five-hour tour that also includes lunch. This is the only society tour open to the public, but there are private tours for groups and conferences. $35 (society members); $50 (nonmembers). 214-421-4500, ext. 101; dallashistory.org

DFW Historical Tours' Bonnie and Clyde Tour : Dallas native Freda Dillard offers a basic three-hour tour that includes everything from the spot where Bonnie and Clyde first met to Hargraves Cafe, where Bonnie worked. An expanded four-hour tour includes the Grapevine location where highway patrolmen Ed Wheeler and H.D. Murphy were murdered, an event that turned public sentiment against Bonnie and Clyde. Dillard uses a Ford Super Crew Cab truck for groups of up to four people, or a van/charter bus for up to 57 people. If you already have transportation, she can be your "step-on guide." $180 per group (three-hour tour), $240 (four-hour tour). 214-676-1510; bonnieandclydetour.com

Red River Historian : Robin Cole Jett, who runs redriverhistorian.com, offers four-hour tours for up to four people and includes lunch. $60-$80. Email robin@redriverhistorian.com for details.

Gibsland, La .: The small town -- east of Shreveport, and about a five-hour drive from DFW -- is where Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down. It's also the home of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, the Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum, and an annual Bonnie and Clyde Festival that takes place this year May 17-18.

Click the link below for an interactive map of a dozen Bonnie & Clyde sites to visit.
View A dozen Bonnie and Clyde sites to visit in a larger map

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