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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 16 Attractions in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the actual old artifacts in the building - - - interesting old west history. There are actual play bills that date back to the Bird Cage's heyday. Friendly staff with great stories.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It really was an interesting place however, all the dust in the world won't make this more authentic. It needs to be cleaned up a bit. The gentleman who greeted us immediately launched into a monotoned speech describing the Birdcage that he's belted out a zillion times and without a smidgen of emotion or engagement. This was the first time... More

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Chicago
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It's really cool to be in the actual Bird Cage Theater from the days of the old west. So many neat antique items in there. Who knew Shady Sadie "worked" in the basement of the theater as well? I wish we could have gone into the box seats to see what that's like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While much of our visit in Tombstone was hokey and not incredibly authentic, our visit to The Birdcage was outstanding. It is the only building that was actually standing during the days of "the wild west" as a fire took out the rest of it. We paid for ourselves and our two small boys to take the "tour" (self-guided through... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's hard to pigeon-hole this piece of history, time capsule, museum of authentic Tombstone saloon artifacts, funky and dusty displays, and tongue-in-cheek Old West bravado that makes up the Birdcage experience. Go ahead and ante up--you can't see unless you pay. lronically, the Birdcage is still separating would-be cowboys from their hard earned dollars. If you look past the old,... More

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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

well nothing happened this time but I also didn't bring my camera like last time. Good time with friends

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Yes it is a little tacky and past it's 'seĺl by', but definitely worth a visit. Part of the Birdcage's charm is that it's crumbling away, which just adds to it's view of the 'old West'. Very interesting historical information which puts Tombstone in the context of time and place. If you're visiting Tombstone, don't miss it.

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Creel, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One of the only truly authentic attractions in Tombstone. Full of memorabilia of the time, from decorations of the time, to prostitute licenses, complete with photographs. Really a trip back into the past and well worth the $ 10 entry fee!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

First off, my boyfriend and I were in Tombstone back in 2010, and we expected it to be touristy and lame. It is both of those things...and totally hilarious. We had a great day there. The Birdcage Theater was our favorite thing though. You can still see bullet holes everywhere from the old gun fights! There were some neat antiques/memorabilia,... More

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East Cowes
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

a bit tacky and fallen to pieces but at least original the rest of town is just a western dressed tourist trap

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