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Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone

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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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  • And I have never learned so much from tour there are things that are exactly like it was when they shut doors after mines flooding... Doc Holidays table and cards..dental equipment and seeing the crib...  more »
  • Real history, made fun. very good guide, loads of old west history, good to learn the difference between the Hollywood version of Tombstone and the real tombstone. Ghost hunting was fun. Head over the...  more »
  • This is a hidden gem... a very historic little "theater" with a lot of original stuff from the 1880s. Its a little dusty and dog-eared so to speak, but well worth the 10 bucks to go in and look around...  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.