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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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Albu quirky at its best

Guy really knows his snakes and I learned a lot. Took a friend who also is a herpetologist and he... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
mkjboyce
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KC
An Old Town Treasure

Friendly staff and quite a collection of rattlesnakes. Mixed feelings about the critters living a... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
just1backpack
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 March 2018

Guy really knows his snakes and I learned a lot. Took a friend who also is a herpetologist and he loved it. Well worth an hour for anyone who loves nature.

2  Thank mkjboyce
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Friendly staff and quite a collection of rattlesnakes. Mixed feelings about the critters living a life in a glass tank but they seem to be well cared for and it is an educational experience. The curator has the background to share information on these snakes....More

2  Thank just1backpack
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Really enjoyed our visit, the snakes and other animals, our visit with the owner/curator, and all the fun snake related memorabilia. Not expensive and a fun stop to see some amazing creatures in Old Town ABQ

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

1  Thank AtomicDweller
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

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

1  Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
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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

2  Thank n0qlt
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Wed. May 6, they are open from 11:30 to 5:30 Check their website for other days
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