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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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$150*
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82%
Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: This one-time theater and brothel has been reincarnated as a museum.
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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Of course they made it into a tourist trap, king dollar rules you know, but still it is the actual Birdcage Theater and the bullet holes are real enough. They've made some changes here and there to make $$$ of course but if you enjoy western history you just have to stop by. I took the tour and I'm glad... More

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We only had a little bit of time to spend in Tombstone, but it was self-guided, so we could hurry if we needed to. We didn't hurry....there was so much to see! OK, so it's not a HUGE museum, but there is so much history and everything is authentic. I would definitely recommend stopping here!

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We were up in the air as to whether or not we should take the self-guided tour. We wanted to stay for the ghost tour, but I seemed last to be driving back to Tucson, so we opted for the self-guided tour. We really enjoyed it. Totally worth the price of admission. The place is said to be haunted and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of history here. Authentic bar with bullet holes from Doc Holliday. Very informative staff when we were there in the summer.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As you walk into the saloon portion of the Birdcage, you are met with a beautiful bar with diamond dust mirrors, paintings and the show bills for the last performers to play the Birdcage. What is amazing to me is that when the town dried up, the owner just locked the doors and walked away in 1889 and wasnt opened... More

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One of the MOST interesting places in Tombstone!! This place saw it all. Brothel, theater, saloon, gambling hall. So much history of the old West in one place. Just awesome!! Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, women, drinks, sex, cards!! "Birdcage" rooms overlooking the main gambling floor where the giirls entertained cowboys and could keep an eye out for what was happening... More

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Spring, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Yesterday I was enjoying a nice visit in tombstone when a employee from the bird cage, a thin lady with blonde hair wearing a red dress, walked down the sidewalk to another business and began to talk 'trash' to a older gentleman wearing old time clothes who I believe claimed to be playing the role of Doc Holliday. I was... More

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Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You need to visit this place. You can go on an individual tour of the place and see the rooms where the "ladies of the evening" entertained their guests. Or you could go at night for one of their ghost tours.

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Concord, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Friendly hosts with nice introduction to the theater history. Bullets are still in the walls and downstairs a poker table is still set as it was when the owner just had everyone leave, locked the business up and left. Nothing was touched or changed. Just shut the doors and walked away. It is disturbing to see what happened to women... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is another MUST do on your Tombstone bucket list. You MUST take the self-guided tour in the back here. Listen to the guy tell the story up front, and then walk through at your own pace. You'll swear you stepped back in Old West time.

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