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The Birdcage was the most famous saloon in America from 1881 to 1889. It was one of the most wild night spot and a reputation for a town that would never be forgotten. Back in 1881 -1889 it witness 16 gunfights, 140 bullet holes, stabbings, and murder. What made the Birdcage famous and unique is the 14 bird cage gribs compartments that are suspended from the ceiling overhanging the gambling casino and dance hall. This is where the ladies of the evening would entertain their guest. The nightly entertainment use to range from French can can dancers, risque performances, and national headliners such as Eddie Foy, Lotta Crabtree and many other famous entertainers of their day. This where Wyatt Earp met his third Wife, Sadie Marcus. Yet, like so many mining towns, the mines that made it prosperous flooded and so business went somewhere else. It stood closed for almost 50 years, till in 1934 it became a historic landmark. Now it is a wonderful museum filled with many original furnishings and artifacts.

It is open daily to the public year-round from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Address: 535 East Allen Street
Directions: From Tucson heading east on I-10, take exit 303 at state highway 80 towards Douglas. After about 23 miles, you will arrive in Tombstone, Arizona.
Phone: 520-457-3421
Website: http://www.tombstonebirdcage.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 6, 2011
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