|Little Bohemia Lodge as it looked at the time of |
Dillinger's escape Wikipedia
We took a ride up there a couple weeks ago. The lodge is most famous as scene of a gunfight between John Dillinger and his gang, and Melvin Purvis and the FBI in 1934. Little Bohemia remains operational today as a restaurant and gathering place. The Lodge is open year round, seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A historic display of artifacts and memorabilia from the Dillinger gun battle is available for public viewing along with recent memorabilia and autographs from the filming of Public Enemies. For $5 per person you can take a self guided tour of the upstairs bedrooms where the Dillinger gang were at the start of the gun battle. Numerous bullet holes are still in the walls and ceilings from the FBI firing what must have been machine guns from the outside. Bullets actually fractured part of the bathroom sink which fell off onto the floor. It was pretty neat. In the summer of 2008, some scenes from the Michael Mann film Public Enemies were filmed on location at Little Bohemia. The movie starred Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and is still widely available. They also have a great menu with good food, as a few people we were with decided to try out the restaurant.
|Bullet holes through walls in bedroom.|
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|Bullet holes still in balcony.|