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American International Rattlesnake Museum

202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
505 242 6569
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Ranked #30 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common reptilian misconceptions.
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Amazing place.Bob Myers,former professor, loves what he does. The shoppe/museum has it all. From videos to key chains of snakes and snake information .Ask Bob to be sure of any snake stories. He knows his stuff. He also does snake rescue, showed me a live 3ft rattler he just rescued. I heard the loud sound and thought he had a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped with my children and had a great time. The museum curator was a wealth of information and very helpful. We loved all the rattlesnake exhibits and would recommend this to anyone. Each exhibit was very well done and the movies were very interesting too.

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Knoxville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's in the midst of Old City shops...very small, but very comprehensive. Amazing to see and read about the snakes and hear about how they make their way to the museum. Not much to it beyond snakes but really fun!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The rattlesnake museum was very interesting. I'm not a snake lover, but my husband and son are, and they loved the exhibits. Many different snakes on display, and the curator was very nice and knowledgeable.

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Venus
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

So many rattlesnake things. I had no idea that many species of rattlesnakes existed! Lots of great snakes, and other snake related things to see. Price was $5 and totally worth it.

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the specimens and info, but the facility itself needs a thorough cleaning and updating. They have other animals besides snakes, including some rare turtles and one cool Gila monster. The entry is very reasonable, and the experience is really great with well behaved kids. Essentially, the snakes get frightened, coil up, and rattle particularly when a kiddo... More

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new york, new york
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Museum is small but don't let that throw you....you can do the whole thing in 40 minutes, or longer if you like. Respectable amount of live snakes and varied. But what was a surprise to me was the collection of all (and I mean ALL) things related to snakes,...... like bottles, license plates, clothes...you name it. The man who owns... More

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Byram, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My sons (12 and 17, respectively) spotted this place while walking through Old Town. Although the entrance fee was very modest, I didn't think it would be worth it because the space looked too small to have much of anything. Turns out we were (thankfully) wrong. Dozens of different varieties of poisonous snakes, and a few creepy-crawly critters, to boot.... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a neat little place to visit if you are already in the area. It is very small and they have a lot of live animals. Don't go if you can't stand to be around snakes!

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Vienna, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the rattlesnake museum. The owner has collected an amazing variety of snakes and snake artifacts. The exhibits are well labeled and you can learn a lot. It is all displayed in a fairly cramped space, making it a little hard to linger if there are a lot of visitors. The owner is very nice and... More

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