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Scorpion Submarine

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6390
+1 562-432-0424
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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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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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11 reviews 11 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a neat experience. Very short lived, but fun for the kids to crawl through the sub and see what life was like for the sailors.

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

Seracha - Thanks for the feedback and glad you had a nice visit...FYI Submarines are small. :) -The Queen Mary Commodore More

San Diego, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a fun self-guided tour. Lots of rust and musty, machinery-type smell but really interesting. I think kids would love it. Getting through the 5 round water containment "door" holes was a challenge for my mid-60's bones and stiffness. My 6'1" husband did a lot of ducking with a few misses! The tour is of the main level which... More

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

kellerwynn7 - Thanks so much for the feedback and we are so glad you had such a great experience visiting the Russian Sub next to the World Famous Queen Mary. Definitely surprised about its age, right? -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the submarine. There is an ongoing narrative from speakers throughout the vessel. You could see the torpedo launch tubes as well as several mock torpedoes on display. The officer and crews quarters were on display and were really interesting to see. I suspect this is a unique attraction which you are unlikely to see another time... More

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

Mark M - Thanks for the feedback and we so glad you had such a great visit to our submarine, located right next to the World Famous Queen Mary. Very glad you got a great view of what it was like to be in a submarine! -The Queen Mary Commodore More

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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