Grew up playing John Dillinger or Jesse James and fancy you live in the same era as them and their gangs did? Well you will have your chance if you visit some of the places listed here. You can easily step on the lives of the famous American outlaws and the equally famous gunfight places to relive the bloody adventures of world famous criminals whose lives and works were etched in America’s colourful history.
- John Dillinger in Arizona and Wisconsin. During the Great Depression, only one of the thousands of robbers and criminals stood out in the list. In Hotel Congress, Tucson, Arizona, John Dillinger was arrested after a great fire engulfed the place. He was transferred to prison but was able to escape a few months later only to be caught in a shootout against the FBI at Little Bohemia Lodge at Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin.
- Jesse James, Missouri. He is probably one of the most famous names in the old Wild West. He has robbed countless banks and trains. He is from the state of Missouri, but also made major robberies in so many different states. You can go to the Jesse James Farm and Museum in Kearney, Missouri to witness the restored house of the famous outlaw.
- Bonnie and Clyde, Texas and Louisiana. Bonnie Parkerand Clyde Barrow is probably one of the best tragic love stories in history, but that would be for another list. They robbed banks all over Central United States during the Great Depression.
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Wyoming. Go to the Old Trail Town, in Wyoming where you can find Cassidy’s home. You can also experience the Outlaw Cave, where the gang would pass to hide from the law.
- Al Capone, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Alphonse Capone may be the most notorious gangster in America. Head to Chicago to see some of the famous Al Capone tourist spots.
- Billy the Kid, New Mexico. Before Heisenberg, the most popular criminal in New Mexico was Billy the Kid who died at the age of 21 in 1881 as an outlaw in the old Wild West.