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Take time to visit the sub

Being on submarines is hard enough, but being on a World War II submarine, like the U.S.S. Requin (or the U-505 in Chicago) certainly give you an appreciation for the life of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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732 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Being on submarines is hard enough, but being on a World War II submarine, like the U.S.S. Requin (or the U-505 in Chicago) certainly give you an appreciation for the life of a submariner. I did find that the exterior of the sub does seem to be in a state of needing some repairs or paint, especially if you happen... More 

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Port Orange
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The USS Requin memorial will take you back in time. Once aboard you realize the spartan conditions the great men who served our country lived and worked in. Many time correct items on display as they would have been when the sub was still commissioned for service. Thank you John Heinz for saving her and allowing us a peek into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The highlight of my Pittsburgh trip, this was basically the reason I went into the city. This is one of two surviving Tench-class submarines in the states, and from my recollection it is very unique when compared to the other one, which is moored in Baltimore. Don't dismiss this one if you've been to the other, the differences are fascinating... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If your ever on the North Shore in Pittsburgh, Pa take the tour of the USS Requin it's the submarine that is docked right behind the Children's Museum. The view from the inside will tell the story of how our sailors had to live and function while protecting our country.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was one of our favorite visits during our trip. There was someone inside with amazing facts about the vessel. My kids just loved the fact that you were able to interact with it all. It will be a wonderful memory to visit this submarine!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I liked ; - the fact it was open, - easy to find near the Science Centre, - not crowded, - able to take pics inside - had a guy in there interesting to talk with - that a piece of history is present that shows the young ones what it was like on a submarine during the war (or... More 

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Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have always been a fan of submarines. Only 3rd one I have been on. The USS Requin is moored out behind the Carnegie Science Center. I climbed down to take a look around. The good thing about tourist stuff during the week is that there are no crowds. It was just me and the guide, who was a retired... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Was my first time seeing it and you can feel the history all around you. Great place to see. Must see!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

i tried to visit the submarine as part of the visit to the Carnegie Science Center. Just couldn't. The place was narrow, dark and crowded with visitors. The smell of paint was unbearable. People have to follow the line. So if you start you won't be able to stop. I stopped at the very beginning. So if you are sensitive,... More 

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Peggs, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When visiting a new area I always try to take in as much of the local scene as possible- the spots that the locals forget are there. We were just walking along the river front and stumbled upon this submarine from 1943. It is part of the Carnegie Science center but allows a separate entry/tour fee of only $5 per... More 

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