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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 #26 of 116 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My 11 yo would give this 5 stars, but it smelled bad. There were a lot of snakes, many rattlers. Some interesting facts. A couple videos that fascinated my son too.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Snake lovers will enjoy the displays and if you are a family member who does not like snakes step outside and shop in one of the many OLD Town Shops

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Quirky museum steps off old town plaza. Biggest rattlesnake collection. The place feels a little cramped and unfocused as some exhibits seem peripheral at best (pinball machine with rattlesnake motif). But underneath some of the clutter there's a lot of good information and of course a lot of live snakes. We all learned some things - interesting gift shop Prices... More

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

So we planned to stop here on our way out of town. The brochure said it opened at 10am. Got there the door said 11:30. So we wandered about old town for a couple of hours waiting. The place was still closed at noon and no one answered the numbers posted on the door. Huge waste of time and a... More

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Moscow, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We gave ourselves 90 minutes to spend her, but could easily have taken an hour more. There is much to see and enjoy. Many of the snakes were active while we were there, which was great fun as well. This is well worth the money!

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El Cerrito, CA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I really have no interest in snakes, but my adult daughter loves them. So, I felt compelled to visit in her honor. This is yet another of those Albuquerque oddities that makes you want to return to the town. The owner is a former high school biology teacher who could not be more pleasant. He even delayed his dinner date... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you like quirky, local gems, this is your place. At only $5 you can't beat the price. The first room you enter is a cluttered gift shop and for your $5 you get a certificate of bravery that allows you to enter the snake museum. The clutter continues including random things for sale, lots of cardboard boxes and other... More

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Huffman, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We went based on the online reviews and were not disappointed. My youngest kept grabbing every toy snake scattered around the place and placing them ready for us to walk into, with one even finding a.home on my shoulder - I hate snakes! We had fun and learned a lot.

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Corrales, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is one of those gems run by a renaissance type who knows something about everything and passes on his enthusiasm and zest for learning. This museum looks like you need only spend ten minutes due to size; but you end up spending over an hour due to its density, variety and just plain fun. It is located on one... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I am biased because I am an animal lover and enjoy snakes. I enjoyed the museum and especially the snake up front. I think the animals were beautiful and well kept. The owner was there and was very nice to me and took time to chat and was very helpful. I am sure they get all kinds of people in... More

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