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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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Good thing to do with out of town guests (with the Queen Mary)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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English first
Long Beach, California
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82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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81 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 24 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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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 355 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I like that you can go in, i have never been inside of a submarine before and they give you a recorded guide tour which explains everything good :), Make sure when you get there and ready to go in you go all the way at the end of the submarine because if you go down on the first entrance... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We bought this as a package with the Queen Mary tour at a cost of $35, including tax. Had a great time exploring this old submarine. There is narration played throughout the submarine giving details on life aboard the vessel. Well worth the effort. Although, if you struggle with steps, ladders or climbing through small doorways, it's not for you.... More 

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Los Angeles
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Along side the Queen Mary is an old Soviet Sub, the Scorpion. It costs $14 per adult (no senior rate). If you want to see what the Soviets (and similarly the Americans) had during World War II, see this self tour of a diesel submarine. You start in the bow of the ship after climbing down the forward hatch and... More 

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

ITConsultant1 - Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Scorpion Submarine and hope to host you at the Queen Mary again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Scorpion Submarine

Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: +1 562-432-0424
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 14

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