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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
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+1 505-242-6569
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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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A little corny but so is much of Old Town and if you love snakes, a fun 15 minute stop. This sort of tourist trap does offer a small museum full of live rattle snakes for a modest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little corny but so is much of Old Town and if you love snakes, a fun 15 minute stop. This sort of tourist trap does offer a small museum full of live rattle snakes for a modest additional fee. It feels like the old west inside and worth a look for the kids especially.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snakes will send me out of my shoes so my wife thought I was having a mental issue when I said lets go in. We both found the museum very educational and interesting, spending more time than either of us expected. While the building is small there is a lot of rattle snakes and snake related stuff packed in. In... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rattlesnake Museum is the labor love for the curator Bob. His passion and fasination with snakes makes this a must see. I would encourage anyone to take tour and spend time talking with Bob.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I enjoy taking visitors here, good clean cheap and memorable fun, friendly owner, go in through the gift shop get a ticket and have fun

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Quite an interesting place to visit and see several different types of snake. Probably half and hour is enough but you could stay for an hour if it's really your thing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome place to visit for anyone that lives snakes, multiple varieties and tons of educational information! A must see if you are in the Albuquerque Old Town area!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

You have to enter the gift shop in order to get in the museum. The owner is very friendly and very knowledgeable, so take a little time to chat; it’s a great start to your visit. Once you’re in the museum, there is a lot to see: many rattle snakes (of course!) but also some other reptiles and all kind... More 

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Mantorville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

The good: There is a wide variety of rattlesnakes and other types of snakes. There is a great deal of educational material about each type of snake. This museum is located in a very neat district with several shops and restaurants. The bad: The snakes are all in small, non-enriching aquariums. The snakes will live out their lives well fed,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This little museum does not look like much from the outside but there is quite a bit of variety in reptiles. The animals appear to be well-cared for and each display provides information about the habitat and habits of the snake. Though I am not a fan of snakes I felt this would be a good opportunity to learn about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

If you can get past the fact that a thin piece of glass is the only thing between you and a venomous, dangerous serpent, you'll really enjoy it. And we did! Many varieties of rattlesnakes are shown, some of them are even sassy enough to show off their rattles. There's also lots of information about rattlesnakes, some really cool souvenirs... More 

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