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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
800-343-0079
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Groton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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Saratoga, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our visits to this museum - we keep taking everyone who comes to visit! I was surprised by how interactive and engaging the exhibits are and it is all free! The best part without a doubt is touring the USS Nautilus - being able to experience the cramped yet fascinating arrangement of the sub is something you're not... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great place to checkout especially if your on a drive and need to break it up. How often can you jump off the highway and onto a submarine? The museum is pretty cool and offers a lot of stuff if you are into sub's or the Navy. Pretty cool. Glad we stopped. It's a one time thing though.

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Norwalk, CT
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43 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice museum. We got to tour a very nice tour of an old submarine and got the chance to walk around the museum. The best part is that it's free!

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great experience for all ages. My wife and i had a great time, and would certainly like to bring the grandchildren.

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United States
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was like returning home! There were items from my husband's sub, the USS Nathaniel Greene SSBN 636. Could have spent the entire day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to see a submarine, this is a place to see it it inside and out. visitors can get a tour of the Nautilis and there are bunch of other historical stuff related to submarines there as well. Great place to get an overall picture of subs.

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rochester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Get on a submarine. Get a pager that describes each part of the submarine. Self guided. Absolutely wonderful. We were very lucky to have a guy walk with us who was on that submarine in the early 70's. He explained and talked about every part of the sub and every aspect of being in the Navy. Such a great attraction... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been to a lot of national landmarks and museums. By far, this could be one of the best. The museum by itself is quite awesome. Throw in the USS nautilus ....it's a home run. This place should be viewed by all. Informative and fun. I have two girls who both enjoyed it. Do not miss...especially if you are... More

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New York City
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was a wonderful tour of an early nuclear-powered submarine, interesting for the whole family. There was a tour of the sub itself, plus additional historical information.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Submarine Force Museum is adjacent to the US Navy submarine base in Groton, CT. The highlight is definitely the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine which was launched in 1954. You are able to tour the submarine (self guided audio tour) and get a sense of what life was like inside a sub. I was stunned at... More

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