Fort Davis, Texas: Rattlers and Reptiles

Buzz Ross's collection of live rattlesnakes and other desert animals are exhibited in his small reptile museum.
Address:
1400 State St. N., Fort Davis, TX
Directions:
Across from the Fort Davis National Historic Site on North Highway 17 at Blackfoot St.
Hours:
Daily 10-8 (Call to verify)
Phone:
432-249-2282
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Rattlers and Reptiles

We stopped by the rattlesnake museum on the 4th of July weekend. It has been revamped and cleaned up a lot since our 4th of July trip two years ago. There are dozens of cages filled with rattlesnakes and other fascinating creatures. Might not be a good destination for Grandma or Aunt Betty. Overall a fun stop, and the guy running the place will answer your questions.

[Mike, 07/19/2018]

Largest Live Rattlesnake exhibit.

Rattlers and Reptiles

Rattlers and Reptiles is a small museum with an amazing and well displayed collection of live rattlesnakes and other desert animals. The proprietor, Buzz Ross, has every species of rattlesnake plus a good variety of tarantulas, other snake species, and a few other animals. He speaks knowledgeably and entertainingly about his experiences finding, observing, and raising snakes and other animals.

[Linda Wiener, 03/29/2011]

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