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Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone

(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I had seen the Bird Cage years ago and was wondering how such a small place could do any business. The small front room is just a small portion of this saloon. Cost is $9/senior to go in the back, whi...  more »
  • This was the one place that I wanted to see in Tombstone, having missed it on a previous visit. A lot of he interior seems to have been retained exactly as it was in its heyday. A lady pointed out the...  more »
  • self guided tour, cheap enough, lots of history, lots of artifacts, lots of original objects left in original spots. not restored, very old and a little spooky, don't know if i would like to be there ...  more »
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  • My husband and I went on the late night adult only tour of the Bird Cage Theatre. The guide was knowledgeable about the history of the theatre and made the experience come alive. After you tour the building, you sit backstage and conduct a small ghost hunt. It is worth the money and I would recommend the tour!
  • Very interesting artifacts. Costs $10.00 for admission. Nice staff. Supposedly haunted. I did not witness any paranormal activity. Cute gift shop.
  • I first came here when I was just 4 years old and more recently, I revisited this old place once more and man, what an awesome experience. It's really cool and astonishing to be able to see little pieces of history all around Tombstone, Arizona. They do hourly shows/skits/plays here and it's really cool to look around all of the little shops. I also bought a frozen watermelon sorbet at one of the little shops and it tasted fresh, unlike other sorbets I've tried before. If you're in town or looking to just explore different parts of Arizona, I'd definitely recommend coming to Tombstone :)
  • We paid $15 I think to tour the back of the Bird Cage. I would say it is worth it one time. It is very interesting, but I would not pay again. I took lots of pictures and compared it with the many movies made about this historic town. I think everyone should see it once. It definitely has the feel in the front of a tourist trap, but there is enough in the main room to justify the cost.
  • My sister and I absolutely loved it there. The history and the way things look just make you wonder how things really were back then. We did the night ghost tour. It was great! If your looking for a real ghost adventure, this would be it. I saw a woman figure standing on the stage and a coin was thrown at a gentleman who was sitting just a few seats away. I can't wait to go back and try to talk to them again. It was well worth the trip.