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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Courtney B
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Weatherford, Texas
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm not a snake lover, but enjoyed learning about the many species of rattlesnakes. All sorts of colors and especially liked seeing the white Texas Rat Snake. They play a very interesting and informative video which you can buy in the gift shop. It's not a big place but worth the stop if you are in Old Town. Their hat... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you are afraid of snakes, any snakes, Do Not GO...it's an interesting museum and a place where you can study the habitat of these Rattlers....good place for a kid to go when doing a school project on Snakes...it's located in the Old Town of Albuquerque were you have various shops and restaurants. There is a lovely park with wonderful... More 

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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As much of a storage room as a museum. Live snakes in cases. No guide. Cluttered and crowded. Would not go again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a cool place to visit. Wish it was bigger! Also the owner was super hospitable! If I'm ever back in town with friends id show them this little gem.

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Additional Information about American International Rattlesnake Museum

Address: 202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505 242 6569
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > West Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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