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The Submarine Force Museum

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Address: 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
Phone Number: 800-343-0079
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Description: The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits...
The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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We are Navy so we are biased... but this museum is fun and interactive for the little ones. parking is amlple and the museum is free which is good for rainy days... or whenever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We are Navy so we are biased... but this museum is fun and interactive for the little ones. parking is amlple and the museum is free which is good for rainy days... or whenever! the Nautilus was cool for our kids to see and the tour didnt last too long but it is can last as long as you want.,... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing little museum next to the Groton Naval Base. They have the original Nautilus (first Nuclear Sub) that you can board and visit. Kids will have a kick out of the command center exhibit and the working periscopes.

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Boynton Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this. Best museum I have EVER encountered. See it all and tour our nations first Nuclear sub, The USS Nautilus!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went with hubby! Free of charge! Awesome experience! Loved the history and explanations of exhibits! They let you tour a submarine which it is a great experience and kids will love it!!

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit! Some old unusual submarines, a Polaris missile and a chance to walk through the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine and to see a video about its historic trip under the North Pole. Both educational and exciting and admission is free (donations are requested and we certainly gave one).

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum is small but worthwhile. The attraction here though is the Nautilus, our first nuclear submarine. It is a self guided tour and you can take all the pictures you want. Probably obvious, but not handicapped accessible. Never will be. Videos in the museum, including the first trip under the ice cap are good.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a submarine looks like, or what life would be like inside one? If so, stop here for a hour and tour the inside of the USS Nautilus. It's a great learning experience. They have an audio tour of the sub and a small display in the accompanying museum, and it's all free.

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Castenedolo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very interesting museum about submarines and life inside them. The itinerary in the museum makes you understand a lot of things about the history of submarines through the years. The visit inside the Nautilus has fascinated my husband, my daughter and me. Travellers must go there if they are in the area of Groton!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We found the museum informative and quite interesting. It was about an hour and a half not including going in the nautilus. Children and adults were equally interested in this museum

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved this!! Definitely worth a trip. We were a family with kids 7,10 and 13, and they were fascinated. The museum is not too big, with real-life control panels, hands-on periscopes, torpedoes (!!) and much more. The tour inside the submarine itself is fantastic - loved it!!

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