Bonnie And Clyde

Primm, Nevada might not be the first place you’d think of to find the death car of the infamous American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, yet a casino right along the California / Nevada border is where you’ll find it.

The car was originally stolen by Bonnie and Clyde and used in a series of crimes.  After being lured into an ambush in rural Louisiana, police littered the car with bullets, killing the couple and sending the car into infamy.  The car began a long, strange life after that, circulating around state fairs, carnivals and amusement parks for decades.  For a time, it made it’s way into museums in Massachusetts and Nevada, before later making it’s way into a couple different casinos in Nevada.

Many replicas of the car also exist around the country, as well as the car from the 1967 film, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.  This caused a fair amount of confusion as to the location and authenticity of the car for a time.  The real car can now be found at Whisky Pete’s Casino in Primm, Nevada, placed right on the casino floor.

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LOCATION: 100 W Primm Blvd, Primm, NV 89019

The entire car is littered with bullet holes, particularly the driver’s side door where Clyde drove.

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Even the back of the car has bullet holes in it.

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Accompanying the car is a display with news articles about the killing, death certificates and a certificate of authenticity for the car.

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Clyde’s shredded shirt he wore at the time of his death is also on display.  This too is the authentic shirt.

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While there is something strange about the car being on display on a casino floor, it is nevertheless an interesting exhibit if you find yourself near the Nevada border.  Located right next to the Bonnie and Clyde car is another vehicle, once belonging to mobster Dutch Schultz.

Pawn Stars

Just a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll find the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, also known as the “Pawn Stars” shop from the hit TV series.  The shop is open 24 hours, with security always posted at the front entrance.  Depending on the level of business at a given time, the staff will sometimes form a line outside for visitors to enter if it becomes too crowded inside.

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LOCATION: 713 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Video inside the store is strictly forbidden.  However, photography is permitted.  Here is the famous sales counter from the show.

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The Wizard (1989)

In the 1989 Nintendo classic, “The Wizard,” Corey, played by Fred Savage, along with his brother Jimmy, played by Luke Edwards, make their way to Reno, which is home to Haley, played by Jenny Lewis.  The famous Reno Arch is featured prominently during this scene.

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LOCATION: 155 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

Near the end of the film, Jimmy makes his way to the Cabazon Dinosaurs to relive some family memories.  The dinosaurs are a roadside attraction in Cabazon, California and can be seen from the 10 freeway.  Originally built by a sculptor and theme park artist as a way to attract customers to his nearby restaurant, the dinosaurs now operate as a small museum and gift shop.  The dinosaurs were also seen in the 1984 film “Paris, Texas” and the 1985 film “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

LOCATION: 50700 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230

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