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American International Rattlesnake Museum

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Neighborhood: West Old Town
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Address: 202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
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
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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 cool reptiles on display!

In Old Town Albuquerque, the Rattlesnake Museum is definitely a highlight. Admission wasn't very expensive, and it's great to learn about the different species of rattlers and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Silverdale, Washington
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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Old Town Albuquerque, the Rattlesnake Museum is definitely a highlight. Admission wasn't very expensive, and it's great to learn about the different species of rattlers and the other creatures on display! The museum isn't very large, but if you read each plaque, it could take an hour or more to see it all!

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Danville, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't look like much from the outside. You walk in through a gift shop. It's actually not a large building at all, but there's quite an impressive collection of live rattlesnakes, plus a few other desert dwellers like a scorpion and a tarantula. A small theater area shows interesting videos. Not a place to go if you're afraid of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you love to shop, there isn't much reason to visit Old Town Albuquerque. Except to wander through the American International Rattlesnake Museum. Entertaining and educational and fairly cheap.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

best $5 you will spend. The guy that runs the place has a showcase of rattlesnakes of all types and sizes. its a eye opening experience and you should go!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will be surprised to find out just how many different rattlesnakes there actually are. And they have them all in here alive. Plus lots of other reptiles, exhibits, etc. Worth the stop. I spent about an hour here taking it all in.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a vast number of rattlesnake species to find here with most having a habitat in the U.S. southwest and Mexico. Some from as far away as South America and Costa Rica are also included. Other non-venomous snakes such as an albino rat snake, king snake, hognose snake and pythons are included as well as reptiles such as tortoises,... More 

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Review was good very educational. Saw different snakes cost was good. Would go back. Wish I could stay longer.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit while walking around Old Town, glad we did. I don't like snakes but my granddaughter loved this place! It's small but very educational and reasonably priced. The owner was very friendly, and filled out her Bravery Certificate and gave her a rattlesnake tattoo!

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in here because we were intrigued by the name. So it turns out you can judge a book by its cover. If you had asked me before my visit I would have said there was only one type of rattlesnake but I now know there are nearly 30 species. As well as live snakes and lizards there is... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, I admit. I went to this place with the hope of getting over my phobia (and hatred) for snakes. I figured a huge amount of exposure all at once would be great to face my fears and no longer have issues with snakes. While that did not turn out so well, I thought this museum was really great and,... More 

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