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Scorpion Submarine

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
+1 562-432-0424
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Ranked #10 of 34 Attractions in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This decommissioned Soviet submarine is now a tourist attraction in Long Beach.

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Of the Queen Mary and the sub, I much preferred the sub! It was great fun to crawl through, and interesting to see all the controls and living quarters etc. It took about half an hour to go through the whole thing (it's a one way route since the passages are so narrow).

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

zanzibar138 - Thank you so much for the feedback and we are very glad to hear you enjoyed the awesome sub tour. #funtime. We cannot wait to host you again soon! -QM Management More

S.California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was free with our tour package, but I wouldn't have wanted to pay for it. Once you've seen one sub, you've seen them all.

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

socaltwh - Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed it. -QM Management More

Los Angeles
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Time was of the essence so it was a quick tour. This was not a bad thing as anyone who does not like confined spaces would love to not visit or possibly quickly in and out. Crawling through the small hatches and seeing how the occupants lived in the very cramped conditions was surprising. The crew would have to be... More

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

IJtraveller- Thanks for the feedback and we are so glad you had a wonderful visit to the Scorpion Sub located next to the World Famous Queen Mary. Sounds like you learned a lot! We cannot wait to host you again soon! More

Franksville, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you like history, you must go. Do it along with the Queen Mary. We bought our tickets on Groupon, great deal!

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

tweinarn - Thanks for the feedback and we could not agree more! A great place for history buffs! -QM Management More

Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is not often you can check out a real Soviet submarine (or any submarine) from the inside! You can buy bundled tickets with the Queen Mary, so it totally worth it. It is a really tiny place, you can walk cross it in 10-20 mins, but very inetresting what is is like inside. So narrow, so little place and... More

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

bgama87 - Unique indeed! -Queen Mary Management More

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125 reviews 125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

As a Master Mariner I have wanted to visit this lady for over 30 years! I was not disappointed. Firstly arriving from the freeway is easy as she is well signposted on the classic overhead A,Ericsson freeway signs. I saw her when half a mile away and said wow! I arrived at 1630 she is open till 1900. I got... More

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

John - Thanks for the feedback and glad you had such an amazing experience. Can you believe she is turning 80 years old tomorrow? We also hope for the best with the USS United States and QE2. -Queen Mary Management More

Alta Loma, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had no idea we had a Russian submarine in the United States but there it is, right next to the Queen Mary. Go through the gift shop first to see original relics from the submarine including a full dive suit. At 5'4", I could walk through the submarine without much trouble but getting through to the next section was... More

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

60Diana - Thank you for the feedback and we are so glad you had such a wonderful visit to the World Famous Queen Mary and our little buddy - the Russian Sub! Good time! -Queen Mary Management More

Edmond, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a fun experience. I've also explored the Drum in Mobile, but this was a bit different because it's not a US sub. Very interesting to get a feel for how a submariner lives.

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

sasnks - Thanks for the feedback! Glad you had some fun and got to see a glimpse into the life of a submariner! We cannot wait to host you again soon! -Queen Mary Management More

New York City, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We experienced this fun submarine self-guide tour as part of our outing to view the Queen Mary. Our group spent close to four hours going over both the Scorpion Sub, the Scorpion Sub gift shop then the Queen Mary and all it had to offer. In the sub be ready to bend, crouch and duck your head as you wind... More

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

palenakamikale - Thank you so much for the feedback and we are so glad you had so much fun visit the Russian Sub! Good times! -Queen Mary Management More

Palm Springs, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My 11yr old nephew and I really enjoyed being able to go through the sub. We could really get a feel for what life would be like living on a sub for months on end. The audio narration that played throughout the vessel was very informative. The whole tour took us about 15-20 min. I would not take little kids... More

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

kickdiva1 - Thanks for the feedback and we are so glad you had such a wonderful visit to the Scorpion Submarine and we cannot wait to host you again soon! -The Queen Mary More

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