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Live Tarantulas Museum - CLOSED

8660 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2319
+1 706-878-7041
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Educational and fun--but sadly, this business has closed.

Our boys always enjoyed this. Such a shame that this unique attraction is no longer available. Mr... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Atlanta, Michigan
Sad that it's closed

I visited this museum on two previous visits to Helen. As a bit of an arachnaphobe I found the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2014
Ra H
Duluth, Georgia
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Live Tarantulas Museum is a permanent exhibit of 25 adult exotic tarantulas from South American, Asian and African rainforest. Beside our tarantulas you'll also see iguanas, bearded dragons, scorpions, lizards and a 17" long Burmese python. Would you like to learn something new about these amazing creatures? We promote awareness, knowledge and a great video about tarantulas in the wild. In our Museum you can also have a chance to feel a tarantula or a lizard and eventually get your picture taken. This place is a wonderful experience for the entire family!
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5 Jan 2017
“Educational and fun--but sadly, this business has closed.”
12 Jun 2014
“Sad that it's closed”
8660 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2319
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our boys always enjoyed this. Such a shame that this unique attraction is no longer available. Mr. Z was clearly an aficionado of tarantulas, and he shared his knowledge with every person with whom he crossed paths. We are sad it has closed. Hope Mr....More

1  Thank mrskarenneal
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I visited this museum on two previous visits to Helen. As a bit of an arachnaphobe I found the exhibits absolutely fascinating and extremely informative. The museum was clearly a labor of love for its owner who always had time for a chat or to...More

1  Thank Ra H
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Lame to begin with, stayed longer than anyone would have guessed.Photos with tarantulas on your shoulder.

1  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This place has closed down! From what i understand, it used to be decent but it is no longer there.

4  Thank RollTideTraveleroffour
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Mr. Ziti gave me such a great deal of knowledge and detail about not only the beauty of such creatures but also scientific and medical benefits they possess and I can honestly say that I walked out with such a respect for arachnids that now...More

1  Thank Teressia C
Reviewed 20 May 2012

I called to make sure of the hours and the phone was disconnected. Later found out it was no longer in business.

2  Thank SabrinaKat
Reviewed 23 October 2011

My son didn't want to leave! He was able to hold a tarantula and a bearded dragon. The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful and super friendly. They had different species of tarantulas. They had lizards and a beautiful albino python. It was reasonably priced and...More

1  Thank Djr104
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Took my two teenage sons here and enjoyed it. Very small but fascinating with many varieties of tarantulas, scorpions, iguanas, a python, and the like. Worth the price of admission. An interesting way to kill time and avoid yet another gift shop.

2  Thank cmcmuse
Reviewed 1 July 2011

My boys liked the place and it was pleasant smelling inside despite all the reptiles. Yes, they will take your picture with a tarantula, but for a fee of $10 and up on top of your admission fee. Too expensive. No restrooms either.

2  Thank AngieSS
Reviewed 9 June 2010

We visited Live tarantulas Museum last weekend and we were pleasantly surprised what a big collection of tarantulas they have at one place. We have never seen such big spiders and we didn't even know they can be so beautiful. The owners are very knowledgeable...More

4  Thank MFamily44
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