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Scorpion Submarine

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
562 432 0424
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Ranked #11 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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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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QM1934, Guest Relations Manager at Scorpion Submarine, responded to this review

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8,320 helpful votes 8,320 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

California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
56 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Our family loves historical things and this military exhibit was right up our alley. You pay a small fee plus $1.75 ticket fee and then walk thru one of the coolest gift shops EVER. No, seriously. Then you get to go thru the sub at your own pace, 10 minutes...an hour, its up to you. It's very impressive walking across... More

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

Michelle - Thanks for the feedback - and you are right - super cool! So glad you had a wonderful visit to our Sub. Can't wait to see you aboard again soon! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

While we enjoyed the experience of crawling thru a real submarine, and learning about the working conditions, I want to warn visitors of a $3.50 "service charge" for the right to buy tickets in person at the ticket window. We purchased 2 senior tickets and 2 children's tickets. The attendant added 2 $3.50 service charges. When I brought it to... More

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

2jerseyboys - Thank you so much for the feedback and so glad you had a wonderful visit to our Sub! We have a ticket fee of $1.75 per ticket - just like ticket master or any other attraction now a days. Nothing is hidden and it certainly is not a rip off. So glad you had such an awesome time... More

Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

These are close quarters! Make sure you wear comfortable clothing, and if you are a woman, do wear pants or shorts as you will have to bend and climb the small submarine doors to move from section to section. I love the experience even more than the Queen Mary. Because I live in LB, I have visited this attraction several... More

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

Adriana - Very cool thing to do with dad - would be a great Father's Day visit. Thanks for the feedback and for the five stars, We cannot wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was interesting, look out for hull holes, not easy to navigate. I wish they would do more to explain how they acquired the submarine. I had to hit the internet to find out.

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

Maria - Sounds like you had a hull of a good time! :) Can't wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

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