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“Small but informative”

American International Rattlesnake Museum
Ranked #20 of 222 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.
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but informative”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's in the midst of Old City shops...very small, but very comprehensive. Amazing to see and read about the snakes and hear about how they make their way to the museum. Not much to it beyond snakes but really fun!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Carl S
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Jackson, Mississippi
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cool Place”
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
Thank mcf6768
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Joshua, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 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
Thank Rina_Ramos
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cool Place, Needs Updating ”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Lauronious
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new york, new york
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Small Gem”
Reviewed July 20, 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
1 Thank franknewyork48
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