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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
Phone Number: +1 505-242-6569
11:30 - 17:30
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Our grandson begged to go back.

This small, quirky museum (?) is a cross between a serpentarium and a state fair exhibit. Regardless, the five of us thoroughly enjoyed it, especially our 8 year old grandson who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Zulma M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small, quirky museum (?) is a cross between a serpentarium and a state fair exhibit. Regardless, the five of us thoroughly enjoyed it, especially our 8 year old grandson who asked repeatedly to return the next day. There was a little bit of everything. The educational film was engrossing, the rattlers and other reptiles were fascinating. The owner has... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

October 7, 2016 - The American International Rattlesnake Museum is located in Old Town Albuquerque just off the main plaza. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $3 kids. The hours are vary by season. Entering the museum takes you first to the gift shop where you pay admission to proceed into the exhibits. Once going past the gift shop,... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was the best stop in Old Town. The admission is cheap and once you get past the gift shop it is quite entertaining. We learned a lot about the different types of rattlesnakes and some history of the area. We were very surprised at the quality since we have been to lesser museums that cost a lot more. Worth... More 

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Ames, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We included this museum in our first visit to Old Town. It is small and a little crowded, which does feel a little close if you think too hard about the snakes, but it was fascinating. The information about the snakes is interesting, and there are so many! The owner was friendly and answered lots of questions for us.

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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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