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American International Rattlesnake Museum

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Neighbourhood: West Old Town
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Address: 202 San Felipe St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1442
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+1 505-242-6569
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11:30 - 17:30
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Small but has a lot of reptiles, facts, and spiders to view. Videos to watch and everything is kid friendly with steps for kids to view.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Small but has a lot of reptiles, facts, and spiders to view. Videos to watch and everything is kid friendly with steps for kids to view.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A fun and inexpensive little museum (I think it costs $2 to get in). There are live rattlesnakes and scorpions and merchandise and a short video. It's in Oldtown and a nice way to break up the day down there.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I visit every time I'm in Albuquerque. It's not only interesting, but great conservation and interpretation for kids. Must see if you are in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Excellent information and many snakes on view. If not too busy staff may bring out a Boa to hold. Good for children. Some lower glass tanks and step stools for children to view snakes

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

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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