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American International Rattlesnake Museum

Address: 202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
Phone Number: 505 242 6569
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Ranked #25 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Located in the lovely old town in ABQ this museum is a little gem. The owner is super friendly and welcoming. They have a great collection of rattlesnakes, other snakes and a few amphibians. The London Zoo should take notes ;) The museum is small but really informative and the set up is great. Great gift shop with tons of... More 

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Incline Village, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a small museum in old town. Primarily a collection of different rattlesnake specimens. Interesting but unless you're a rattlesnake aficionado not worth making a special trip.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What a great and novel thing to do when in Alburquerque. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this place and had a fabulous time looking at all the beasties which live here. There are plenty of snakes to have a look at as well as a black widow spider and a snapping turtle amongst other things. All tanks show where the snakes... More 

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Sverige
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187 reviews 187 reviews
11 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a very small museum with three rooms of snakes on display. Still, very interesting and you learn a lot about rattlers. A small museum shop. Parking next to museum for 3 USD.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Small and unpretentious but the texts were informative, the owner was nice, and there were lots of snakes and a few other critters, such as a tarantula and a Gila monster. The place gets credit for having every single terrarium inhabited, no empty cages. You do the whole thing in 30 minutes. Worth a visit but not a journey.

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not a big fan of snakes and really didn't know what to expect but found this little museum to be inexpensive, very informative, and interesting. There are the obligatory souvenirs but the snakes are the centerpieces. I lost count but believe there are about two dozen. The 22 year old gila monster was rather impressive also. There is a seating... More 

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Troy, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I always love going to the Rattlesnake Museum. Wish that the gift shop was a little cheaper though. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

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Pittsburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you are looking for an offbeat change of pace from the usual tourist routine in the Old Town section of Albuquerque, take an hour or so and visit the Rattlesnake Museum. The snakes are fascinating creatures and virtually every variety is displayed ("up close and personal") in this Museum. The Museum also provides much information about snakes in general... More 

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Shirley, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A great attraction to stop at if you have children that love reptiles. The museum contains various rattlesnakes and a little gift shop. The owner is very friendly and easy to strike up conversation with. Plus it's located in Old Town and is only $5!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

You enter the museum through a small, tightly knit gift shop. Tickets are purchased at the counter and you are immediately presented a certificate of bravery for completing the tour before the tour begins. They don't fill in your name or the date so I did that for the boys. I was disappointed that he didn't take the time to... More 

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