Rodeo, New Mexico: World's Largest Rattlesnake Rattle

Outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum, which exhibits live rattlesnakes and large, poisonous lizards, is a sculpture of a giant rattlesnake tail sticking up from the ground.

Chiricahua Desert Museum

Address:
4 Rattlesnake Canyon Rd, Rodeo, NM
Directions:
Chiricahua Desert Museum. I-10 exit 5. Drive south 28 miles on Hwy 80. The museum and rattle will be on the left, at the corner of Hwy 80 and Portal Rd.
Hours:
Museum open daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
575-557-5757
Admission:
Museum: Adults $5.00
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Giant rattler.

World's Largest Rattlesnake Rattle

At the intersection of NM 80 and Portal Road there stands a sculpture of the largest rattlesnake rattle and tail on the planet. It is part of the Chiricahua Desert Museum. Inside you will find a myriad of different live rattlesnakes, large poisonous lizards, and collected reptilian memorabilia. You can just drive by and look at the rattle for free. A pleasant interlude while driving down or up NM 80.

[Phrank Phester, 03/13/2013]

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