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419 Shoreline Village Drive at Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA
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Ranked #25 of 41 Attractions in Long Beach
Type: Ships
Description: This 145-foot replica of the C.W. Lawrence is California's "Official Tallship."
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Christchurch, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This ride was amazing when you get there head straight for this attraction first on your list some people cue for hours just to view. We were so lucky we did as this ride had an hour and half wait time , then it broke down .the park opens at 10 but if you stay at disney land hotel you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
106 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Although not the most beautiful beach in the area, this is nice if you are looking for calmer waters and civilization nearby. Because it's not really an ocean beach per se, there aren't the ocean sounds and tides. Instead, because of its location, the only sounds I heard were of traffic down the way. I happen to catch the beach... More

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Chandler, AZ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

After the "Bay Bust" of 2012, when the fireworks all went off at once, we decided that the next year, San Diego would pull out all the stops to make it a great show. So, in late July of 2012, we booked the fireworks sight-seeing outing on the Californian in San Diego for this year. Really, REALLY fun! The crew... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

we think that we saw it all until we discover a different kind of beauty and magic .. ocean and malls, old and new.. roads to walk around and small allies to cross from long beach is a different experience .. it's one that we'd want to bring with us a bunch of friends eat drink and enjoy a scenery... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 via mobile

When we arrived it was like a ghost town nobody about, left the car in the beach car park & went on the beach after 5 mins we had to move due to teenagers swearing and been threatening just awful, got to the car & was horrified to see drug dealing with young children, could hear them on the phone... More

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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

In case you were wondering, the Californian is now docked in San Diego's Maritime Museum. There isn't much to see on board although it's the only ship there with cannons.

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