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Scorpion Submarine

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
562 432 0424
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Ranked #12 of 41 Attractions in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This decommissioned Soviet submarine is now a tourist attraction in Long Beach.
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Palm Springs, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My 11yr old nephew and I really enjoyed being able to go through the sub. We could really get a feel for what life would be like living on a sub for months on end. The audio narration that played throughout the vessel was very informative. The whole tour took us about 15-20 min. I would not take little kids... More

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

kickdiva1 - Thanks for the feedback and we are so glad you had such a wonderful visit to the Scorpion Submarine and we cannot wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a neat experience. Very short lived, but fun for the kids to crawl through the sub and see what life was like for the sailors.

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

Seracha - Thanks for the feedback and glad you had a nice visit...FYI Submarines are small. :) -The Queen Mary Commodore More

San Diego, CA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a fun self-guided tour. Lots of rust and musty, machinery-type smell but really interesting. I think kids would love it. Getting through the 5 round water containment "door" holes was a challenge for my mid-60's bones and stiffness. My 6'1" husband did a lot of ducking with a few misses! The tour is of the main level which... More

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

kellerwynn7 - Thanks so much for the feedback and we are so glad you had such a great experience visiting the Russian Sub next to the World Famous Queen Mary. Definitely surprised about its age, right? -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the submarine. There is an ongoing narrative from speakers throughout the vessel. You could see the torpedo launch tubes as well as several mock torpedoes on display. The officer and crews quarters were on display and were really interesting to see. I suspect this is a unique attraction which you are unlikely to see another time... More

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

Mark M - Thanks for the feedback and we so glad you had such a great visit to our submarine, located right next to the World Famous Queen Mary. Very glad you got a great view of what it was like to be in a submarine! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you're into anything naval, Sovet-era, or just like history, DO NOT skip this. It's so cool. Do be advised that the quarters are cramped and to move between compartments you have to move through a hole that's about 3 feet in diamter. Don't even think about a stroller.

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

Shane W - We could not agree with you more. Awesome piece of history no doubt! So glad you had such an awesome experience and we cannot wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

San Jose, CA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My brother, his wife, and I decided to see the submarine in addition to the Queen Mary. Good thing we did; it beats the Queen Mary hands down. Make sure you're fairly agile, as you will have to duck and stretch a bit to get from one compartment of the submarine to the next. The taped narration that plays on... More

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

JDE - Thanks for the feedback...cool trip for the three of you...we are so glad you had such a nice visit...and we cannot wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Self Guided tour was great. The narrating was very clear and informative. We have been in other moored submarine attractions before but still enjoyed the history of this particular sub. If you are tall, watch your head as it is cramped for room. Still can't get me head around how people lived for months in these conditions. Well worth the... More

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Mark - Thanks for the feedback and so glad you had such an awesome time aboard the sub...I could not agree more - it is tough to believe how many people were in such a small space...crazy. -The Queen Mary Commodore More

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was so cool, I have never been in a sub and had no idea what it would look like inside. A very cool piece of history!

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

Jessica - So cool indeed! Thanks so much for the feedback and we are so thrilled you had such a great experience. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12,618 helpful votes 12,618 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited the Battleship Iowa, the Queen Mary and this sub - all in one day. It was perfect timing for us (two adults) - you would need more time with children. We enjoyed the sub visit very much. There was a volunteer that helped to explain many things that were not answered. It is very close and cramped -... More

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

Patricia - Thanks for the feedback and so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Iowa, the Scorpion Sub and of course the Queen Mary - that is a hat trick of historic vessels! I say hat trick because the Kings are up 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals on the verge of a sweep of the NY Rangers for... More

Escalon CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you like military "stuff", this is another one you gotta go do. I loved the " guided" tour recordings of the Russian captain. The tour is self guided but there is very good audio narratives playing on the speaker once you are inside the sub. Pretty cool that you get to literally climb through a diesel submarine and can... More

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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

Aussyzz - Thanks for the feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our Scorpion Sub. Unfortunately we charge for parking in an effort to continue to improve the upkeep of the Queen Mary herself but also to generate revenue as all other hotels and restaurants do in Long Beach. Our goal though is to make it... More

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