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American International Rattlesnake Museum

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Neighborhood: West Old Town
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Address: 202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505 242 6569
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11:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of...
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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Despite the eerie and scary topic this attraction was very interesting and informative. There were many snakes on display and some additional reptiles. Interesting gift shop on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Despite the eerie and scary topic this attraction was very interesting and informative. There were many snakes on display and some additional reptiles. Interesting gift shop on site! Enjoy!

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

While exploring old town we kept seeing the Rattle Snake Museum T-Shirts. It was a good stop for 30 minutes to an hour with the kids.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Conveniently located, with great, quick exhibits to keep even the teenagers interested. Very friendly staff. It will be worth the small admission fee.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As a grudging admirer of the rattlesnake -- in theory, from afar -- it was a pleasure to see so many cool species under one preservationist-minded roof. And behind thick glass. There are some big fellas here, too, like the Eastern Massasauga (or swamp rattler), and some very unusual bred specimens such as the melanistic (jet black) and amelanistic (albino)... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ok, it's totally a tourist trap, but they have a great collection and the documentary they show is so informative. You probably don't need to spend more than 20-30 minutes in the place, but you could spend a couple of hours. You can really learn alot about snakes in the museum. Paid parking is conveniently located across the street.

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Conway, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It didn't take very long to go through the museum but it was fun. Go for it. My son could have stayed all day and watched the videos that were playing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very reasonable priced. In Old Town. Quite interesting to see such a a variety of live rattlesnakes in a safe environment. Owner and hosts of the museum quite friendly. Super for kids.

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Weatherford, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You will see more rattlesnakes than you thought possible. Lots of variety and fun snake-related items. The gift shop was nice. Staff was very friendly. I do wish there were times posted that you could hear a handler present information about the snakes. There was a movie playing and we got to see how an anaconda mates and then watch... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The store and museum are easy to overlook but are a must see! The reptiles alone are enough to make it worth a stop but there is a lot more including various collections of themed items (comics, bottles, etc) and an educational video you can sit and watch while surrounded by various venomous snakes.

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New Mexico, United States of America
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is small, and from the outside, one wouldn't think it worth going in. But the price is right, and lots of cool snakes inside. Take a bit of your day and see something unique. How many rattlesnake museums have you been to?

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