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Scorpion Submarine

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Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
Phone Number: +1 562-432-0424
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This decommissioned Soviet submarine is now a tourist attraction in Long...
This decommissioned Soviet submarine is now a tourist attraction in Long Beach.
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What an eye-opener!

We toured the Russian Submarine Scorpion that is berthed alongside the Queen Mary and is one of its attractions. It was definitely not the Red October! You entered aft, where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jchapelle2
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Tucson, Arizona
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Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 

Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We toured the Russian Submarine Scorpion that is berthed alongside the Queen Mary and is one of its attractions. It was definitely not the Red October! You entered aft, where the torpedo bays are. The inside was a mass of dials, wires, pipes, and other assorted equipment, with very little room to move around. The sub was home to 75... More 

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Jchapelle2 - Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Scorpion Submarine and hope to host you at the Queen Mary again soon! More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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584 reviews 584 reviews
268 attraction reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I came here at a 50% discount with the purchase of my Queen Mary self guided tour. I'm glad I did as this was the highlight for me. Difficult to get around if you are less mobile but it really did show how cramped and claustrophobic it must of been for those serving on board. Audio commentaries and signs at... More 

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Albywon - 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 

TailgateJeff
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You can purchase this tour as part of the Queen Mary Tour. First, if you are claustrophobic or have any mobility issues, this is a tour to avoid as the boat is very small and you will have to climb through three passageways that would be challenging for anyone with mobility issues. The tour is self guided and there is... More 

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TailgateJeff - Thank you for your review. We're glad you were able to experience the Scorpion Submarine and appreciate your feedback. We would love to bring in a guided tour but unfortunatly are unable to due to space and mobility restrictions. We hope to host you at the Queen Mary again soon. More 

Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The mechanics and engineering skills which goes into making a submarine is unbelievable!! Hats off to the guys who have lived and survived the submarine experience. It's really awesome!

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Lakshmi - 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 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Check out what people can do, spending money in something that in the end, is absolutely useless. A must see.

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

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you want to look at a tired old Russian sub with tacky gift shop, go ahead. Tacked on to the Queen Mary and spoiling the ambiance of the classic ship.

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

Peter - Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations at the Scorpion Submarine. It's not an attraction for everyone, we welcome you to come aboard the Queen Mary and enjoy our other tours or simply wander the ship and take in her beauty and history. We can't wait to host you again. More 

Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's certainly interesting to see. Outside of Disneyland, how often can you board a submarine? There were a few negatives though... The price is high and they tack on a service fee even if you pay at the box office. Information was lacking inside the sub. Rooms were labeled, but that was it. There were no other descriptions. There were... More 

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

JohnnyDub - Thank you for your feedback and for visiting the Scorpion Submarine. You will be pleased to know that we are currently working on developing a special tour for any individuals with limited mobility so that they too can enjoy the submarine. We are also looking into providing additional voice components to the tour to improve the historical content... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was little bit expensive. The length must be longer than expectation. The doors are very small, so elderly is a little difficulty to pass through.

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

mtknkmr99 - Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to experience the Scorpion Submarine and you will be pleased to know that we are working in making tour additions that will allow any individuals with limited mobility to also experience the sub. We can't wait to host you again! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

When i took ticket for the Qeen Marry shipt i also took for submarine. It is interesting to see how they lived and worked. I was more then happy after visiting. I reccomend if you go visit ship that you should take a ticket for submarine also.

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Nikola - Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad that you had a great experience aboard the Queen Mary and thank you for your recommendation. We can't wait to host you again! More 

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