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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
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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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Miami, Florida
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265 reviews 265 reviews
60 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Sub was amazing! Not to be missed! Museum and films are very good. Many original photos. No fee but make a donation.

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great insight to life aboard the past and present subs and the men that serve. You can also tour the retired Sub Nautilus. Addmisson is free.

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Norwich, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If your kids are into history, this is a great place to bring them. Learn about our nation's nuclear navy and enjoy the interactive exhibits.

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went here today and was very impressed by the place. From the museum displays, old film about the Nautilus exploits under the Polar ice-cap to the visit onto the Nautilus itself the place is packed with information and insight into the world of submarine defence. The sub itself is entered by some fairly narrow stairs but is light and bright... More

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Mobile, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are interested in learning a little something about submarines, this is the place to go. They showed a movie giving the history, then different pictures and items were displayed throughout with explanations. The Nautilus was located outside and you could tour part of it. The last place is the gift shop where I found a few wonderful things... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the museum. Ex-submariners volunteer and can give you a great visit with all their experiences. The first nuclear submarine and the first to go under the arctic. No charge but you can donate to help with upkeep of the museum.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved this place , so many ex submariners who volunteer here can give you such a great visit with all their experiences. This is the first nuclear submarine which went under the artic ocean . The staff are lovely and they have a little shop . No charge and you can just put a donation in for the upkeep of... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited the USS Nautilus with out of state visitors whose son is enamored of military history. We actually all enjoyed this museum. It was really interesting and we learned a lot. The self guided tour was nice; you could go at your own pace. Great descriptive displays put submarine history into perspective. The store had really cute postcards with... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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414 reviews 414 reviews
181 attraction reviews
1,023 helpful votes 1,023 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a revisit for me. See my previous review from October 2013 for complete details on the exhibits and the USS Nautilus SSN-571. This was my friend’s first visit. We did pretty much what I did on the first visit. We spent a little more time touring the five stations in USS Nautilus. The kitchen held our attention awhile.... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very interesting, FREE (donation based) informative museum with tours of an actual Nautilus class submarine. If you think you can imagine life in a sub, you can't until you've actually been in one and see what it is really like! Kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy this remarkable experience.

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