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Scorpion Submarine

Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
Phone Number: +1 562-432-0424
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Ranked #16 of 109 things to do in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This decommissioned Soviet submarine is now a tourist attraction in Long Beach.
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This decommissioned Soviet submarine is now a tourist attraction in Long Beach.

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Something interesting about a Russian sub. The attraction wasn't particularly packed the day we toured. This gave us more time to take our time exploring the sub. Once you're inside, you're in the real deal. Diesel and hydraulic fluids can be smelled throughout the experience. Lots of knobs, dials and switches. The kids will LOVE IT!

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

Richard M - Thanks for the feedback...Kids do love the sub! We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A really interesting insight into the life of a Russian submariner of the time. Doesn't take too long to get from one end to the other so a nice addition if you're visiting the Queen Mary but not enough to visit specifically for this unless you have a particular interest. Less mobile people will find it impossible to get through... More 

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UK07709 - Thank you for the feedback and we are so glad you had a wonderful visit to the Scorpion Sub at the World Famous Queen Mary. Hope you learned a lot! -QM More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I didn't holdout much hope for enjoying this attraction, but I was wring. It's a well done insight into an unknown place to work. Well presented. You clamber through the "doors" and wonder how 27 people, including "political officer" worked here for months at a time. Main reason I say "catch it while you can" is that the outside skin... More 

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

stevetupper - Thank you so much for the feedback and we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the World Famous Queen Mary and our awesome submarine! Very cool indeed and amazing 27 people working???? Right? We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM More 

Port Moody, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are disabled or elderly or tall or dont like small spaces dont take the tour You will have to climb steep stairs bend pretzel like in many positions to gain entry I am over 6' tall and very mobile I found it to be hard to move from sections thru hatchways there is no grab areas to help... More 

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flyguy747 - Thanks for the feedback. It certainly is tight...on a submarine. Glad you enjoyed it. -QM More 

Spotsylvania, VA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A Russian sub next to a British ocean liner? Anyway, having been on a submarine in the US Navy I couldn't pass this up. Gift shop had an extensive collection of 'stuff'.

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

Mzznlink - Thanks for the feedback. It's quite the maritime historical visit, no? Glad you had a wonderful visit to these two historical vessels. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM More 

tennessee
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434 reviews 434 reviews
296 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We purchased a Queen Mary package (there are lots to pick from so review on line before you go) that included the submarine as an option and the USS Iowa battleship (which is about 7 miles away at another pier). The packages are good deals if you are sure what you want to see. The submarine is right next to... More 

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

Tennessee50plus - Thanks for the feedback! Cool pics! Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Russian Sub. We offer many different tour packages here at The Queen Mary so that our guests can customize their experience and find something that suits their interests. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM More 

San Bernardino, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is our second time at The Queen Mary, and chill. Got the package deal with the chill tickets. This year the chill was smaller, they still had the ice skating but the giant rocking horse was gone. My kids where really looking forward to get on it this year. Also the ID photo tickets were awesome so sad that... More 

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comento123 - Thanks for the feedback and we are glad to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful experience at CHILL and our Russian Sub. We try and have a little bit for everyone here at The World Famous Queen Mary. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM More 

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Was there with family. First went to see the Soviet submarine. Very funny for me, a Russian citizen to see an awkward submarine with so many scary explanations about its danger and threat. Seems to me that this exhibit is to show how unhelpful are the Russians. Actually you haven't seen a real monster. Anyway, after that we visited Queen... More 

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Kamo P - Thank you for the feedback and glad you enjoyed seeing a little bit of Russia here in Long Beach with that incredible Russian sub...a great visit. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM More 

Lancaster, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is pretty interesting to get on board of the submarine. Real Soviet submarine of 70-ies. I wish it would be kept in better condition. The audio tour is recorded by some person with exaggerated Russian accent - so bad you get tired of this. There are so many people come to see it. Place is covered with trash inside.... More 

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

ArtRussianMom - Thank you for the feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Scorpion Submarine. We apologize for the inconvenience in regard to the parking. Currently, we are hosting CHILL, the Queen Mary's frozen annual holiday festival featuring Ice Skating, Ice Tubing and the incredible Ice Kingdom. Parking is $20 during that event. Our parking... More 

San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was interesting to see just how tiny their accommodations were. Lots and lots of buttons lol. This was combined with the Princess Diana tour and I'm glad I did it.

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milan_marie - Thank you so much for the feedback and glad to hear you had such an amazing visit to the World Famous Queen Mary and our wonderful Russian Sub. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM Management More 

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