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Scorpion Submarine

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Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: +1 562-432-0424
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Descend into the once forbidden confines of this genuine, "Cold War...
Descend into the once forbidden confines of this genuine, "Cold War Warrior." Explore the torpedo rooms, the cramped crew quarters and the wide array of various valves, pipes and wires that made up this combat sub. Completely authentic, accurate and unchanged since the Cold War days, the Scorpion submarine gives guests the rare opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of what life was like aboard a Russian submarine.
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Interesting tour

This tour is worth it if you've never been on a submarine before. There is a cute narrative done by a supposed "soldier" with a russian accent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This tour is worth it if you've never been on a submarine before. There is a cute narrative done by a supposed "soldier" with a russian accent.

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Winchester Center, Connecticut
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This site is no longer open. You can go into the gift shop. No one could tell us if it would reopen.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The submarine is obviously in dire need of repair. It looks terrible and we were not able to tour it. It was listing noticeably and they said tours were cancelled until further notice because it was taking on water and sinking. Such a shame to let a piece of history sit there and rot.

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Long Beach, California
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85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Out of town guests. Don't know what to do? Don't know how to fill a day and can't be bothered with all that planning? Buy a tour packet for the Queen Mary for the day - they usually come with a number of tours included - and spend the day at the Queen property. I am not a military fan... More 

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troy, ny
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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's a neat looking sub from the outside. I'd LOVE to go inside. Asked about tickets inside the Queen Mary and was told that the sub will only reopen when the owner repays a $150,000 debt. Ouch. Too bad. Would have been super cool to go inside. The scorpion's gift shop is open. Will return if I hear the sub... More 

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Colorado
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was very interested in visiting the Scorpion because as a young sailor 50 years ago I was trained by the US Navy to hunt Foxtrot class subs in the Atlantic. This sub is not that old but is in failing health. The day I tried to visit, the Scorpion was listing about 10 degrees and we were told it... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Worth going to see very interesting to see how they lived and worked under the ocean no good if you are claustrophobic

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is one of the attractions at the Queen Mary. It is a bit tight inside, tight enough you will have great sympathy for the crew that was on that sub, but it is very interesting Russian sub.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A tad rusty but one of those ships that should be visited just to see how uncomfortable being a Russian submariner is. Worth a 20 minute excursion when visiting the Queen Mary. The shop. located in an adjacent shed has quite a few interesting souvenirs.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I ordered these tickets when I booked the Queen Mary. It was very interesting and we really had fun. It has lots of stairs and tight spaces you have to crawl thru, but it was neat!

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