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USS Cod Submarine Memorial

1089 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 566 8770
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Ranked #10 of 77 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Open for tours every day from May 1 to September 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this seasonal attraction is the only remaining U.S. WWII fleet submarine... more »
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Cleveland OH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You climb down into the sub and really feel and smell it. Lots to see outside the sub, too. The USN submarine service performed unbelievable feats of valorous during WWII.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We did not get to go through it because it was closed but we got to check it out from all angles, very cool.

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Cambridge UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The best way to understand history is to experience it and this reminder of life on board a WW II sub is as sobering as it is exhilarating. It might be 312 feet long, but it reminds me of hiding under the stairs when I was a kid...it feels tiny and claustrophobic and full of hard and unyielding surfaces. I... More

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Belmont, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a wonderful self guided tour through the USS Cod. Take a trip back to World War II and walk the small narrow passages that our sailors did in the war. I can't even imagine how nearly 100 men lived on board this ship, in such close quarters. Sharing bunks in shifts, wow you have to really give our... More

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Athens, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My 7 year old son loves military history and found this submarine amazing! We loved the guns on deck and being able to go below to imagine what life would be on board. Great trip - fun for the whole family and educational too.

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Novelty, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The submarine is the real thing. You get to go into the sub and see how it was like under water. The price is really reasonable and it is right downtown Cleveland. You can walk their from the Rock-n-Roll Hall or the Science museum. It is next to the Browns stadium and obviuosly on the waterfront. It is an interesting... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The submarine is in dock at the confluence of the three rivers which meet in Cleveland. Down below decks,one can get an idea of what life i like on board a small submarine. A guide is available to tell you about 'hot bunks' and the galley gives an idea on the cooking facilities and food available on a long sea... More

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Medina, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I'm anticipating another Halloween experience on USS Cod submarine permanently docked on downtown Cleveland's North Coast Harbor (Lake Erie). As I did last year, I'm taking some neighbors so they, too, can participate in this very unusual Halloween event while, at the same time, learning about Cod and other submarines that helped win WWII. Last year inside the sub, we... More

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Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

To go back in time into a WWII submarine is quite an experience. I brought with me an engineer who loves WWII history and he was absolutely in love. We could have been in there for the whole day if I didn't move him along. It was a special commemorative day when we were there and there were volunteers and... More

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Novi, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our tour guide who was an ex-submariner, really described to us what it was like to live in a submarine. Great tour guide, truly knew what he was talking about. Definitely something you should see when in town.

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