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Birdcage Theater

Address: 6th and Allen Street, P.O. Box 248, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: 800-457-3423, 520-457-3421
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$150*
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82%
Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: This one-time theater and brothel has been reincarnated as a museum.
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This one-time theater and brothel has been reincarnated as a museum.
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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting but not very well kept or displayed Junky. Lots of stuff to look at but dirty . The birdcage showed an interesting part of old west history when ladies of the night were in bars and theatres. The fee of $10.00 seemed steep compared to the Courthouse that was much cleaner and better displayed.

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Mentor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you only stop at one attraction in Tombstone, this should be it. It appears to be very authentic and I especially enjoyed speaking with the gentleman in the gift shop downstairs. He was very informative and claims to be a 4th generation caretaker of the Bird Cage. I'm your huckle bearer !!!!!

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Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth the money if you like history and looking at old things, which I DO. The guy that took our money was friendly and very knowledgeable. It will amaze you how intact everything is. It is as if they just walked away from it yesterday instead of 100 years ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a gem of a place. An amazing time capsule in an absolutely genuine institution of infamy and ill-repute from the Wild West - so many places invent and contrive such history, but here you will find a gaming table, poker room, piano, and rooms/booths in virtually the condition they were in when the place closed in 1889. The three... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Being an active paranormal investigator, of course I wanted to get into the Birdcage! Unfortunately I was highly disappointed with the night ghost tour/ hunt. Which was $20. When I inquired at the front desk i was told we would be able to use their equipment and bring our own (being i am from Florida and here for business training... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The only all original building standing in tombstone is a complete time capsule and it's well worth the visit. Have done both the day free-lance tour and the night guided ghost tour. Both are well worth it but if you want a deep dive into the history, I highly recommend the night tour as it goes in depth to the... More 

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The self tour is a bit expensive and the grandkids were a little spooked by it. I think from a history standpoint it is worth seeing. There are authentic bullet holes in the walls, ceilings and floors and some interesting artifacts throughout. I don't think I would go back with the younger grandkids (5-8) but then maybe the ghosts of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A must do !! if you are in the paranormal or "sensitive" like we do, you can't miss it !!! You will experience a unique situation

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We walked in, a little deterred by the touristy foyer room. We almost didn't pay the $10 each to enter this incredibly well-preserved building which truly is a national treasure and historic marvel. If you are into history and love the old west (why else would you be in Tombstone!) then this is an ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE, worth every penny. The... More 

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Pataskala, Ohio
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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the Birdcage Theater. It is part of Tombstone that is true all the way from the wallpaper to the Faro Table (Doc Holiday dealt Faro; not Poker as seen in the movies!) The attraction costs $10.00 but, do not hesitate. It is worth the price.

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