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American International Rattlesnake Museum

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Neighbourhood: West Old Town
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Address: 202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: +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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Old Town highlight

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Review was good very educational. Saw different snakes cost was good. Would go back. Wish I could stay longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit while walking around Old Town, glad we did. I don't like snakes but my granddaughter loved this place! It's small but very educational and reasonably priced. The owner was very friendly, and filled out her Bravery Certificate and gave her a rattlesnake tattoo!

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We dropped in here because we were intrigued by the name. So it turns out you can judge a book by its cover. If you had asked me before my visit I would have said there was only one type of rattlesnake but I now know there are nearly 30 species. As well as live snakes and lizards there is... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Ok, I admit. I went to this place with the hope of getting over my phobia (and hatred) for snakes. I figured a huge amount of exposure all at once would be great to face my fears and no longer have issues with snakes. While that did not turn out so well, I thought this museum was really great and,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very well planned and arranged museum with many live snake specimens with excellent information, with pleasant , knowledgeable owner willing to answer questions.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Interesting place to visit if you are in the area. Lots of other little shops close by. Several snakes to view, and friendly staff as well.

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