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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
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+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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go in it is cheap fun

I enjoy taking visitors here, good clean cheap and memorable fun, friendly owner, go in through the gift shop get a ticket and have fun

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoy taking visitors here, good clean cheap and memorable fun, friendly owner, go in through the gift shop get a ticket and have fun

Thank kitcarson2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quite an interesting place to visit and see several different types of snake. Probably half and hour is enough but you could stay for an hour if it's really your thing.

Thank jwjg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an awesome place to visit for anyone that lives snakes, multiple varieties and tons of educational information! A must see if you are in the Albuquerque Old Town area!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to enter the gift shop in order to get in the museum. The owner is very friendly and very knowledgeable, so take a little time to chat; it’s a great start to your visit. Once you’re in the museum, there is a lot to see: many rattle snakes (of course!) but also some other reptiles and all kind... More 

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Mantorville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: There is a wide variety of rattlesnakes and other types of snakes. There is a great deal of educational material about each type of snake. This museum is located in a very neat district with several shops and restaurants. The bad: The snakes are all in small, non-enriching aquariums. The snakes will live out their lives well fed,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum does not look like much from the outside but there is quite a bit of variety in reptiles. The animals appear to be well-cared for and each display provides information about the habitat and habits of the snake. Though I am not a fan of snakes I felt this would be a good opportunity to learn about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can get past the fact that a thin piece of glass is the only thing between you and a venomous, dangerous serpent, you'll really enjoy it. And we did! Many varieties of rattlesnakes are shown, some of them are even sassy enough to show off their rattles. There's also lots of information about rattlesnakes, some really cool souvenirs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

As a visiting Brit, i knew nothing about rattlesnakes. I now consider myself educated. It's not a big place but it's packed full of stuff. The guy who works there was very interesting to talk too. I saw this on a Billy Connolly "route 66" documentary and knew i had to go! Recommended

Thank Mikw
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 

Thank Zulma M
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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