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American International Rattlesnake Museum

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202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
+1 505-242-6569
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Largest collection of rattlesnakes in United States

Small, but fantastic museum! Bob, the curator, is one of the leading herpatalogical experts in this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AtomicDweller
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Tucked away in Old Town

Excellent display of all types of Rattlesnake. Most surprised that all the videos were by David... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Palaeontology
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West Molesey, United Kingdom
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This museum houses the world's largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes and aims to correct common reptilian misconceptions.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gila monster” (17 reviews)
“live snakes” (16 reviews)
“gift shop” (33 reviews)
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202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
West Old Town
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+1 505-242-6569
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small, but fantastic museum! Bob, the curator, is one of the leading herpatalogical experts in this region, thus really knows his stuff. Not only are there snakes, but other reptiles and amphibians aswell. The museum also maintains perhaps one of the largest snake related memorabilia....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent display of all types of Rattlesnake. Most surprised that all the videos were by David Attenborough.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

What a great little museum. Many various types of rattlesnakes and one even was rattling when we went over to their area. Great for kids and only takes a good 45 mins to hour here. Defiantly worth the visit and to see reptiles even in...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Okay, believe it or not we took our children here when they were little...and they remembered the experience very fondly. So now we returned with our son and his children. A tradition is born. Not much has changed; they enjoyed. Not expensive for one, but...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

My first visit to International Rattlesnake Museum ? However previously Was here five years ago when just plain old Rattlesnake Museum . The Director of said Museum is very Amiable and possesses much information About biological/Herpetological matters . I highly recommend visiting this Snake enthusiasts...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very well done. Hundreds of rattlesnakes and many other varieties of reptiles beautifully on display. Very well cared for, living for 20 years or more (highly unusual for nervous species like rattlesnakes). Nice, knowledgable staff and fun gift shop. Shake on by.

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

First, it's very inexpensive-- like $4. It's a small museum in the back of a gift shop in Old Town. It is, however, deceptively larger than it appears. It's part zoo, part museum. You learn a lot about different kinds of indigenous snakes and their...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Lots of snakes on display. You can tell that the gentleman that owns the museum loves what he does. Answered all of our questions. I’m not a fan of snakes, so I was a little nervous but glad we went through.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Took our seven year old grandson. He really enjoyed the scavenger hunt the owner gave him to do, esp. the fact that the two questions his grandparents helped him with were the two he got wrong. I liked the snapping turtle which looked like stone...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but has an amazingly large collection of snakes displayed in an informative way. Also run by lovely characters who in their own way are as interesting as the snakes!

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Response from jkgrandma | Reviewed this property |
Wed. May 6, they are open from 11:30 to 5:30 Check their website for other days
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