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Chiricahua Desert Museum

4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, 4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, Rodeo, NM 88056
+1 575-557-5757
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Worth the visit!

High end gift shop, but pay the $7.00 to see the desert’s live residents...snakes, scorpions and... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
steve f
via mobile
More than you wanted to know about rattlesnakes!

A wonderful little herpetology museum, with live rattlers and an awesome gift shop. Great stop for... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
albertlannon
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Tucson, Arizona
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A beautiful stop along Historic Route 80NM. Open 7 Days a week 9-5pm. Closed only Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. Hundreds of Reptiles on Exhibit. A stunning gift shop and two out door desert garden areas complete with a running creek and pond. Photographers delight in the abundance of wildlife. Come see us soon. Adults $7.00 Youth 12 and Under, Seniors 55 and over, Active Military,and First Reponders $5.00 Children 5 and under a free with a paid gaurdian.
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4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, 4 Rattlesnake Canyon Road, Rodeo, NM 88056
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

High end gift shop, but pay the $7.00 to see the desert’s live residents...snakes, scorpions and much more!

Thank steve f
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A wonderful little herpetology museum, with live rattlers and an awesome gift shop. Great stop for anyone interested in, or just afraid of, snakes.

Thank albertlannon
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We spent a couple hours here checking out all the beautiful rattlesnakes + the large lovely gift shop. Also, there is a small museum for Native American artifacts with some gorgeous early pottery.

1  Thank Sonia S
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing Place. Between the incredible Museum and the Geronimo Center I was completely floored. The breath of Museum exhibits are almost beyond belief! The inside animal habitats are very well done, far beyond what I've seen in most zoos. And the outdoor areas with...More

1  Thank Chelonian1
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Bob & Sheri Ashley have built a dream venue with huge bookstore and gift shop surrounded by live exhibits and museum with a reptile focus and a grand convention center for special events. The amount of thought, effort, work and expense in creating this incredible...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This Museum is the best that I've been to. So many thoughtful and useful books etc for the area The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable about this area. The exhibits were very well thought out.

Thank Janet N
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This place is just a magical spot in the middle of the desert. The museum is not big, but absolutely packed full of artifacts and cool items. The back room is the museum has a fantastic collection of live rattlesnakes on display, beautiful habitats, really...More

1  Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is more of a zoo and botanical garden than museum, although there are many reptile artifacts, there are also MANY live snakes and reptiles on display in displays (aquariums) which are meticulously constructed to replicate the creature's natural environment. Also, there is a pretty...More

1  Thank ElizabethN234
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We just happened to be driving by and thought the museum looked interesting, and was it! We had a nice long visit looking at all the different reptiles and exhibits. They had a great gift shop and clean bathrooms. The hostess was amazing and we...More

1  Thank trish87301
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent stop on our trip. We just happened to find it. Decided to take a scenic route and drove by. My kids loved it! Price is great for what you get to see

1  Thank Jessica F
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