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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.