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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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This was an excellent stop on our trip. We just happened to find it. Decided to take a scenic route... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica F
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surprise on the road

We saw the signs for this museum and stopped. It is a very interesting place to visit but if you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alphawolfie
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the signs for this museum and stopped. It is a very interesting place to visit but if you do not like snakes, it may not be where you want to go. There is a live museum with numerous snakes (behind glass) in it....More

Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We met a lovely young lady there that was very knowledgeable about reptiles. there is a great display of rattlesnakes of the Southwest. The museum and gift shop were works of art. The curator of the museum and gift store was very friendly and knew...More

Thank Merridith
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The museum has a surprisingly large collection of rattlesnakes and is very informative. It also features a walk-through desert garden area with many species of local plants. The gift shop is well-stocked and well-displayed.

Thank Gene Y
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stopped in to this lovely museum when camped in Rodeo. What a wonderful experience. Caring and very knowledgeable folks run this museum with great exhibits and an excellent museum shop. You will learn much about the area and also rattlesnakes!

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The two most interesting aspects for me: 1) live exhibits of at least 17 different species of rattlesnakes that live is this area of NM/AZ; 2) a couple of the walls were covered in paintings of rattlesnakes and other herps and reptiles by various artists....More

Thank wilson59604
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Driving through the desert we saw a small dog that appeared to have been abandoned we turned and when we got back we could not find him,so we sadly drove on.Spotting the Chiricahua Desert Museum we called in and informed them of the dog ,they...More

Thank ger w
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice stop - middle of nowhere! Really nice garden area and beautiful gift shop. Make certain to grab a photo in front of the world's largest rattlesnake rattle!!!

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I found out about this place from watching the TV program Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan and built it into my road trip of New Mexico and Arizona. It is well worth the trip if you detour off of Interstate 10 between Las Cruces and...More

Thank travelUSAoften
Reviewed 6 September 2016

While driving through the south AZ desert...and passing through Rodeo NM (on the border between AZ & NM), its worth a stop to check out this unique celebration of the flora, fauna and reptiles of the desert. Bob & Sheri have a great selection of...More

Thank Marc W
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