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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 #5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was very haply to see this emazing place. I'm very interested in how people in 1800 lived and entertained themselves. If you are into old times and cowboys this is a place to check it out.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Try as much as I could, I could not muster the enthusiasm needed for the Birdcage Theater or anything in Tombstone, for that matter. The Birdcage was what I was most looking forward to in the whole town, both as a historical site and a paranormal site (the Ghost Hunters had a show here). The Birdcage is as advertised. The... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a must see for those who are history buffs or even curiosity. You will enjoy the nostalgic past and originality of the Birdcage, and if your lucky you might even catch a photo of someone no longer living. I highly recommend this self guided tour. I personally have been there three times and always see something I didn't... More

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the ORIGINAL building! Old wooden floors & steps with creaks & groans, with several rooms full of many original items on display. LOVED IT! Has also been featured on Ghost Hunters & other ghost investigative shows. It's well WORTH the cost of the tour! You take the tour at your own leisure, while taking as many photos as... More

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Moore, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

was a little disappointed in the tour we were basically left on our own would have liked to know a little more

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