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Birdcage Theater

6th and Allen Street, P.O. Box 248, Tombstone, AZ 85638
800-457-3423, 520-457-3421
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: A MUST see. Need a few hours to carefully look over each detail of this magnificient place. Takes you right back in time to the 1880's.The Bird Cage... more »
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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309 reviews 309 reviews
127 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My family and I went to this building the night we arrived in Tombstone, attracted by its architecture and by the fact that they were announcing a tour. The tour prove to be a Ghost tour supposedly to let you experience the ghosts that the guide assure are living there. In that sense it was really a trap. However, the... More

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Conroe, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Only original building still there! When you go to Tombstone you're stepping back in time! Awesome. We took the day tour, we we're wore out by the time the night tour came, my camera has no flash and we have 3 pics of actual apparition! I took my camera to the owner and Mr. Billy was very excited! A woman... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic time last night during the 8:00 ghost tour. Trish did a great job getting us ready for our night of ghost hunting. The K2 meter went off a few times and had some "un-explained" sounds downstairs on the poker table. Best part was when I saw a face light image up and to her right and when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Doc..the earps and everyone else used to gamble and watch show here up from the birdcages. bullit holes in the ceilings, tons of artifacts. including my favorites, Doc Holidays dental tools, stirups. And this place IS Haunted. Ghosts tours at night in this place is awesome!!! A much see

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Bountiful, UT
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

From the gun shots in the wall, to the longest Faro game, to possible ghosts, this little place has it all. It was a lot smaller than shown in movies, but everything has meticulously been kept in order and the Birdcage Theater is definitely a place to visit in Tombstone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I enjoyed my whole Tombstone experience, as cheesy as it was. The Birdcage theatre was wonderful, from the humorous and informative intro to just wandering around looking at of the beautiful furnishings from a bygone era. I loved also that they seem to have kept the place in a mild state of disrepair, it added to the authenticity of it.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of those tourists spots that you just have to hit while you are in town. It is a very old and fascinating building that is literally chock full of history. My only complaint is that the building and all of the artifacts inside do not seem to be taken care of very well. I fear that many... More

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California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

An interesting little museum made from the Birdcage Theater though I am unsure if the varied admission is worth it. I expected to see much more relics from Tombstone, the wild west and the theater but it appears to be limited to donations from a few families. A few old guns, old rusty shackles and bullets. A lot of chamber... More

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Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I took time to visit Tombstone during a business trip and whilst it added a day on the trip everything about the place was worth the effort. The town is 'touristy' but you can still feel the toughness and the history. I loved every minute of my trip and if you grew up watching cowboy films this is the place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't expect the Smithsonian, first off. This is family owned, and if you're looking for best museum practices, white gloves and curated displays and a guided headphone tour this isn't your place. But you'd miss out if you skipped this: it's a such a perfect little time capsule of life in Tombstone 1881-1889. Musty, rickety, dusty, slightly goofy (I'm looking... More

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