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Live Tarantulas Museum

8660 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
7068787041
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Ranked #18 of 21 Attractions in Helen
Type: Museums
Owner description: Live Tarantulas Museum is a permanent exhibit of 25 adult exotic tarantulas from South American, Asian and African rainforest. Beside our tarantulas... more » Owner description: Live Tarantulas Museum is a permanent exhibit of 25 adult exotic tarantulas from South American, Asian and African rainforest. Beside our tarantulas you'll also see iguanas, bearded dragons, scorpions, lizards and a 17" long Burmese python. Would you like to learn something new about these amazing creatures? We promote awareness, knowledge and a great video about tarantulas in the wild. In our Museum you can also have a chance to feel a tarantula or a lizard and eventually get your picture taken. This place is a wonderful experience for the entire family! « less
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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I visited this museum on two previous visits to Helen. As a bit of an arachnaphobe I found the exhibits absolutely fascinating and extremely informative. The museum was clearly a labor of love for its owner who always had time for a chat or to answer any questions. Now it's a snow cone parlour. I will miss the tarantulas.

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Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lame to begin with, stayed longer than anyone would have guessed.Photos with tarantulas on your shoulder.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This place has closed down! From what i understand, it used to be decent but it is no longer there.

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Cleveland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Mr. Ziti gave me such a great deal of knowledge and detail about not only the beauty of such creatures but also scientific and medical benefits they possess and I can honestly say that I walked out with such a respect for arachnids that now I am allowing my husband to get us one as a family pet!

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

I called to make sure of the hours and the phone was disconnected. Later found out it was no longer in business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

My son didn't want to leave! He was able to hold a tarantula and a bearded dragon. The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful and super friendly. They had different species of tarantulas. They had lizards and a beautiful albino python. It was reasonably priced and well worth our time.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011 via mobile

Took my two teenage sons here and enjoyed it. Very small but fascinating with many varieties of tarantulas, scorpions, iguanas, a python, and the like. Worth the price of admission. An interesting way to kill time and avoid yet another gift shop.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

My boys liked the place and it was pleasant smelling inside despite all the reptiles. Yes, they will take your picture with a tarantula, but for a fee of $10 and up on top of your admission fee. Too expensive. No restrooms either.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

We visited Live tarantulas Museum last weekend and we were pleasantly surprised what a big collection of tarantulas they have at one place. We have never seen such big spiders and we didn't even know they can be so beautiful. The owners are very knowledgeable and can answer all the questions. The place is amazingly designed [bamboo design], clean and... More

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