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Fort Davis, Texas: Rattlers and Reptiles

Buzz Ross's collection of live rattlesnakes and other desert animals are exhibited in his small reptile museum.

1400 State St. N., Fort Davis, TX
Across from the Fort Davis National Historic Site on North Highway 17 at Blackfoot St.
Daily 10-8 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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