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“Cool Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of American International Rattlesnake Museum

American International Rattlesnake Museum
202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (West Old Town)
505 242 6569
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Ranked #24 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common reptilian misconceptions.
Jackson, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cool Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The rattlesnake museum was very interesting. I'm not a snake lover, but my husband and son are, and they loved the exhibits. Many different snakes on display, and the curator was very nice and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2014
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Joshua, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“WOW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

So many rattlesnake things. I had no idea that many species of rattlesnakes existed! Lots of great snakes, and other snake related things to see. Price was $5 and totally worth it.

Visited July 2014
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Austin, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Cool Place, Needs Updating ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the specimens and info, but the facility itself needs a thorough cleaning and updating.

They have other animals besides snakes, including some rare turtles and one cool Gila monster.

The entry is very reasonable, and the experience is really great with well behaved kids. Essentially, the snakes get frightened, coil up, and rattle particularly when a kiddo taps on the glass even thought there are signs all over the museum asking people not to.

We actually had one very angry rattler while we were there because a kid would not stop provoking her.

That said, most kids did great, we just respectfully request that parents carefully supervise their children.

There are some fun things in the souvenir shop, and the owner is fun to talk to... A nice guy.

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new york, new york
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“A Small Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Museum is small but don't let that throw you....you can do the whole thing in 40 minutes, or longer if you like. Respectable amount of live snakes and varied. But what was a surprise to me was the collection of all (and I mean ALL) things related to snakes,...... like bottles, license plates, clothes...you name it. The man who owns the place is obviously passionate about snakes....some spiders and lizards get thrown in the mix too. If you go, do take time to really look. I was glad to pay the $5 fee so he can keep on collecting.

Visited July 2014
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Byram, Mississippi
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6 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Better than Expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My sons (12 and 17, respectively) spotted this place while walking through Old Town. Although the entrance fee was very modest, I didn't think it would be worth it because the space looked too small to have much of anything. Turns out we were (thankfully) wrong. Dozens of different varieties of poisonous snakes, and a few creepy-crawly critters, to boot. The very friendly owner was quick to answer any questions we had, and he made sure our boys got their "certificates of bravery" before we left. If you've got an hour or so free in Old Town--and aren't terrified of snakes--pop in here.

Visited June 2014
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