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“Trip, with brother, niece, an nephew”

American International Rattlesnake Museum
Ranked #19 of 224 things to do in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Rattlesnake Museum is a Must see when you visit albq. I been quite a few times, went yesterday with my brother,niece,and nephew. We were also lucky to talk with Bob, who is the director of the museum. Very knowledgeable guy, the museum couldnt be in better hands. Wether you live in Albq, or just passing threw, be sure too check out the The Rattlesnake Museum, an be sure to get a T-Shirt.

1  Thank Hunter D
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a place that you should not think twice about visiting if you are feeling brave! Charming place and owner and a place with a sense of humour. If you are brave enough to visit you get a little certificate to show your folks! A wide range of creatures that I had never seen before and they looked like they were being as well looked after as possible. Everything from black widow spiders to turtles and of course snakes reside in here so it is of course not for everyone. Be warned!

Thank Voodoochilled1
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

While traveling through Old Town there is a little museum among the shops dedicated to rattlesnakes. The kids love the snakes and it is educational. Who knew how many types of rattlers there are. A little on the expensive side, but the kids loved it. Though it says museum the snakes are live and in tanks.

Thank GrumpyandtheOldLady
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very informative, great soveniers; it's in Old Town. the kind creepy kids like, especially boys. Live snakes!!!

1  Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a great place to go if you're in Old Town, especially if you have kids. When I went the museum curator was extremely friendly, and the ticket you get doubles as a "certificate" that I had a good laugh about. It also comes with a coupon for the gift shop, which is not so bad. The museum is small, but very quaint. I would guess there are probably 40 snakes or so, and some other lizards. There are also other informative things that are vaguely related to snakes. There are lots of discounts for children, students, seniors, etc. that make a potential family visit quite affordable. You can tell the people who run this museum really do like snakes and like seeing people smile. If you are at Old Town, especially with children, swing by the rattlesnake museum and check it out.

The reason why I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is a small museum, and you could probably conceivably spend 30 minutes max here, maybe more if you sit to watch the film for awhile. However, if you are just exploring and don't want to spend a lot of time, that may be perfect for you. You will not feel guilty about spending a short amount of time here because it is so affordable.

2  Thank Natejitsu
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