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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, Museums
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Owner description: The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.

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Groton, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and historical! Good for adults and children alike. The submarine tour is the highlight but there is a lot of other things to look at and touch. All around nice experience.

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was looking forward to this stop on my way to Rhode Island. It didn't disappoint me at all. I looked forward especially to touring the Nautilus. The museum had a lot to offer especially about the evolution of the submarine. The staff at the museum, the gift shop, and at the Nautilus were very friendly. Due to time constraints,... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This museum is a short drive from Mystic, CT where we were staying. Besides the fun and interesting tour of the Nautilus, the museum building also has a lot to offer. There are a couple of films, as well as two stories of displays. We stayed a couple of hours, and could have stayed longer, but ran into closing time.

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New England
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201 reviews 201 reviews
48 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were looking for something other than casinos to pass the time, and we decided to visit this Museum. Glad we did! While we know nothing about submarines or the Coast Guard, we thought it would be an interesting experience. It was! The movies help make the visit more meaningful as they impart some important history, and if you are... More

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tel aviv
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A small museum, includes first nuclear sub visit, and a wide exhibition of submarine history. some special issues are interestingly described. takes about an hour and half to go trough, and maybe a bit more if you would be as lucky as we were when a real sub came back to the near by base.

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Piedmont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's FREE! Just touring the actual Nautilus sub is worth the visit, and the museum shouldn't be shorted for time. We arrived early morning and there were no crowds so we were able to take our time on the sub tour, which made it much more enjoyable. To see the actual sub that made so much history was very meaningful... More

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Cicero, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

we got there early so we explored a lot before the crowd came. If you do the submarine as soon as you arrive you can avoid lines and crowds;)

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Miami, Florida
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287 reviews 287 reviews
72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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TUS
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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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