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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
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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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Located in the Old Town, we were looking for the Museum. We all (including kids) enjoyed the museum. It is small but informative and very interesting. Different snakes, heard then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
GregLynn M
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were no actual snakes in the place. Building design was ugly and the clerk was super rude! I do not recommend. My daughter got bitten by a cat in the bushes.

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1 Thank George C
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit. It's been about 5 years since the last one. The place has gone to the dark side. (Commercialization gone amuck.) The exhibits themselves also seem to have taken a downturn. Feces hadn't been cleaned out for a long time. Many exhibits have been adopted/sponsored by multiple local students and schools. All of the former observations... More 

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3 Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Our kids had been looking forward to this museum visit since we had read about it on Trip Advisor, so we stopped by on our second day in Albuquerque. It was a great little museum with so much information presented well. The good-natured owner, Bob, spent time patiently answering the kids' questions and telling stories about some of the "edgier"... More 

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2 Thank Rachel S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My family loves this little museum. The owner is very nice and you get up close in personal with the snakes. The gila monster display is great. Our kids love the diamond back rattlesnakes when you walk up to the display they normally rattle at you. Great little museum for the kids.

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1 Thank Michael P
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Located in the Old Town, we were looking for the Museum. We all (including kids) enjoyed the museum. It is small but informative and very interesting. Different snakes, heard then rattle when we walked past). Some other critters too. A fun place for a short while. Small gift shop and cold drinks available.

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2 Thank GregLynn M
Grass Valley, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Yes, I am recommending this place. It is small but fascinating. A tribute to America's often maligned rattlesnake. This isn't just about snakes - it's about culture, nature, and history.

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2 Thank LPorterRN
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is a very small place but we enjoyed it. If your in the area and have a few extra $$$ it would be a fun place to visit.

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1 Thank Dan N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed myself walking thru today, well worth the $5. I am a snake keeper and these snakes all looked well cared for. The non-snakes (Chilean rose hair, cockroach thing, etc) had bone dry water dishes. Subtracting a star for the lack of care to the non-snakes.

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1 Thank Keith S
Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Lovely little museum, covers everything you would like to know about rattlesnakes. There are probably about 40 snakes here and other exhibits such as alligator skulls and tarantulas. The snakes are lively, easy to see and are well looked after. Great staff, great prices, this is an easy way to spend 30-40 mins or so. The entry to the museum... More 

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1 Thank MeanduEssex
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

When my son directed me to this place when we came to Albuquerque on vacation, I gave him a strange look. But my wife and I were so glad we came! The owner is quite a personable chap...and the museum itself has quite the character. Be prepared to see an amazing array of different snakes from around the world. They... More 

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