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Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone

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Landmark Mysterious Site
Originally built in 1881 as a theater, saloon, gambling parlor, and brothel, Bird Cage Theatre features original decor, including 120 bullet holes in the walls. Here you can visit rooms that have been untouched for over 100 years, and be in the same bedroom where Wyatt Earp stayed. See the infamous bird cages suspended on the wall just below the ceiling, where ladies of the night entertained their clients. In 1882, The New York Times called it "the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast." Ask the staff for a ghost tour. To visit Bird Cage Theatre on your trip to Tombstone, use our Tombstone itinerary builder.
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  • This small an unassuming building holds a lot of history! Who knew that in this little venue Caruso, Lillie Langtree appeared on stage, the longest running poker game in history occurred here with par...  more »
  • It doesn't take that long to see this original piece of history. You really feel like you are stepping back into time. The original bar and poker table, pictures and tons of history through-out. The w...  more »
  • We arrived at this location and was not disappointed. A lot of history in this building. Very neat to see how the place looked back in those times. Because of time constraints we were unable to do the...  more »
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  • I've been to the infamous Bird Cage Theater 4 times in 6 years, and I always learn something new with every trip. Gambling, drinking, shows, and prostitution. What more could an old cowboy or prospector ask for in the 1880's. It's all here in the dusty‚Äč, yet beautiful town of TOMBSTONE. I also need to mention the GHOST TOURS that are offered here.
  • They have a haunted tour available after hours. Well worth it! Had the battery on my camera drained and thoroughly enjoyed myself. There are spirits there!
  • This place was awesome. The admission price was $10. This building is the only structure on Allen St. to survive the fire. They had a lot of great artifacts and the building itself was just worth the visit.
  • This is a must see if you are in Tombstone. It has been family owned for six generations. The owner asked us to not post photos of the inside as it takes away from the appeal. The staff dresses for the period and gives a very detailed tour and facts about the Birdcage. When the town ran dry, the theater was simply boarded up as is, until it was reopened. Broken bottles and everything left in place like a time capsule. All of the scenes that took place in Tombstone are still in place. They offer a haunted tour at night. Do not pass on this opportunity! Great staff and gift store. Also see the Gunfighters Museum.
  • An absolute must see when you are in the Town too Tough to die, Tombstone is amazing in itself but Bird Cage Theater is very fun for all ages & the history involved is wonderful and it's a treat to see actual structures that were present when the likes of Wyatt Earp, Curly Bill, Doc Holiday & many more roamed the streets of Tombstone. The night tour for adults (due to the higher possibilities of paranormal activity in the evening they do not allow children at that time but children are welcomed during the day) Fun for everyone!