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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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Authentic, classy, a desert museum in the perfect setting

We went for the gift shop and stayed for the beautiful desert garden outside the gift shop. A gem... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
donnarv2017
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
if you like snakes maybe you'd like this more

I think the name should more accurately reflect what is going on here-- it is mostly like a reptile... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LaurettaYoung
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Portland, Oregon
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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 3 weeks ago

We went for the gift shop and stayed for the beautiful desert garden outside the gift shop. A gem of a tortoise ambled toward us, spooking our standard poodle, but the tortoise kept coming. We returned the next day for a photo of it, but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the name should more accurately reflect what is going on here-- it is mostly like a reptile exhibit with some memorabilia about snakes-- like old bottles of snake venom treatments, old books about snakes etc. Definitely not a place to go if you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Must Stop if you are in the area. Excellent reptile exhibit along with interesting artifacts. They also have an outdoor habitat and the Apache exhibit in an adjacent building is well worth visiting. It has some great Apache artefacts and photographs. Excellent gift shop...More

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed February 15, 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 February 15, 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.

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Reviewed December 4, 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 November 30, 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 November 18, 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

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed October 18, 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 September 19, 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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