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Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone

Categories: Landmarks, Mysterious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • This place was excellent slot of original stuff from the bar to the original piano and curtains along with bullet holes in the building. Definitely stop and check this out for a real Tombstone experie...  read more »
  • If you only have time to do one thing, this is it. I loved the fact that this is an original building. 
  • had a great time with the ghost tour. lot of info and something to do at night after everything is closes 
  • Very interesting artifacts. Costs $10.00 for admission. Nice staff. Supposedly haunted. I did not witness any paranormal activity. Cute gift shop.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • The history of this place is amazing! I'm just sad that I didn't get any paranormal activity in the photos I took there. Come check it out!
  • This place and all of Tombstone were way better than i expected. My wife planed the trip, i just fid the dad thing and drove but turns out i had a great time.
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