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This Abandoned Brothel In America’s Southwest Has A Deadly, Twisted Past

Tombstone, Arizona is home to one of the most fascinating landmarks in the West.

The Bird Cage opened in 1881 as a gambling parlor, theater and brothel. Prostitutes and outlaws caroused into the wee hours, and more than a few gunshots rang out inside these walls.

Today, this former brothel has been kept intact as a museum and attraction. Read on to learn more about this historic cat house with a murderous past.

The Bird Cage was one of the most notorious and outrageous spots in Arizona, and perhaps even the entire west. The theater now holds nightly ghost tours, and is a popular Tombstone attraction. Check out its website here.

Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.