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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
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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Very educational

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
7 attraction 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
25 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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east texas usa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Our family loves snakes and this is a great little collection of rattlers plus other cool critters! Friendly staff and great location in Old Town.

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Out of curiosity we stopped at this place to see rattlesnakes and learn about their habits, habitat and how to tellif they are venemous or not. It was an old fashioned little museum with quite a variety of snakes. A $5 well spent if you have extra time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Walking around the old town area, we saw the Rattlesnake Museum and ventured into the museum shop and browsed. At one point, to our surprise, we glanced down to see a rattlesnake transport container. Looking at what we could see of the museum from the shop, I was a little doubtful, but once we were in ($5 regular, $4 students... More 

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Santa Fe NM
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When visiting Old Town you probably would walk right by this little museum. I took my 10 year old grandson one day and was happily surprised at what I found. This is a great place for boys of this age. They had a movie about some large snakes which was really well done. I had a hard time pulling him... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You should like snakes if you plan to visit ... or at least not be terrified by them. This little museum is quite fascinating and, yes, it's definitely all about snakes. They have one gila monster and one alligator snapping turtle and a couple of rescue turtles, etc, but 90% of displays are snakes or snake related. This little museum... More 

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