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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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1:00 pm - 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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Stopped in here while looking around Albuquerque old town. There are quite a few snakes to look at and the documentaries running are worth watching.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Laguna, NM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fun Sunday afternoon, owner was friendly and knowledgeable. Snakes were interesting. Was not really expensive to visit and our 4 year old love it too.

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's right in Old Town. It's only $5 a person, cheaper if senior or child. Very informative, very snake. Lots of snakes. Not for the faint of heart. But worth the money and an educational experience for kids who want to see creepy crawly things, An each ticket comes with a certificate of bravery and a coupon for a tshirt.

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Tucson, AZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Saw this museum advertised in a New Mexico travel magazine and decided to make special trip while passing through ABQ on the way to Santa Fe (not far from I-25 at all!). We weren't disappointed! The museum is quirky and fun! Although an Arizona native, I learned so much about these cool and misunderstood animals. Even though I don't have... More 

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Sacramento, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

From the beginning stages of planning this road trip my sister and I were on, I had planned to visit this museum. I was expecting a small museum and the entry area does not give away what you are about to see. This place is full of snakes! My sister wasn’t sure she wanted to visit but she found the... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stopped in here while looking around Albuquerque old town. There are quite a few snakes to look at and the documentaries running are worth watching.

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Michigan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you likes snakes you should come here! They have a variety of snakes from around the world. Plus this where Craig Ferguson got his treasured snake mug!

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We loved this place so much that I'm still wearing its t-shirt. A great display of live snakes and snake memorabilia, including an excellent (& quirky) video to sit and watch. A fine way to spend a couple of hours right on the main street in Old Town.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our grandchildren asked to go here and we thought it might be "cheesy", but it was VERY well done with loads of educational material and excellent videos concerning snakes. Anyone with an interest in reptiles would love this place.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I wandered into this museum during our vacation in Albuquerque, and on a whim we decided to pay the $5 admission fee and check it out. The museum staff told us we could sit in on a talk for a sixth grade field trip, and it was very interesting! Bob Myers, the museum director, gave a 30-minute... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I honestly never thought I would go here but we were visiting our Son and he told it was very interesting. I was surprised how mush I enjoyed my time here, the displays of Snakes and well laid out and the tank have lots of information, I kind of like the Alligator Snapping Turtle. There are continuously running Documentary on... More 

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