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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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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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From Russia with Love, Cold War Style ...

Touring the Russian submarine, Scorpion, is one of those unique experiences that don't come around very often, so do it. Looks to need some repairs but I'd imagine that's in order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
David B L
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended by a friend of mine to this place. In my opinion, they need to improve the place by increasing more points of attractions. Maybe also a small vendor inside the submarine that's offers drinks and tea would be good

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San Jose, California
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The sub is still listed as an attraction, and the gift shop is open, but the plywood boarded over the entrance to the access is a giveaway that the Scorpion is going the way of the Cold War. I had hoped it might have had some maintenance and reopened, but it doesn't look like it will happen. So it sits... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Touring the Russian submarine, Scorpion, is one of those unique experiences that don't come around very often, so do it. Looks to need some repairs but I'd imagine that's in order to keep it a money earning attraction. Since its next door to the Queen Mary, it's easy to do. Some small spaces, tight squeezes and not for those with... More 

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Thank David B L
Redondo Beach, California
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This sub is all original and still runs but they stay in port and don't leave the dock. Tight squeeze between compartments. Great displays show you the items used by the Russian sailors back in the day. Gift shop is nice too.

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Thank SouthernCalMan
Spruce Grove, Canada
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123 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Gives you a very good look at what it must have been like to live and work on a sub. A very good view of the past.

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1 Thank Dave M
Tacoma, Washington
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was really cool but dont do it if you are claustrophobic., I really enjoyed the tour and found it quite informative. It was great to see firsthand how they slept, lived and walked around on this sub.

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Thank babsrunning
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We originally visited here three years ago and went onboard the sub and you could climb through it We went back again last month and now 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... More 

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2 Thank Steve S
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank June G
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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Thank JAW06098
Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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