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USS Requin

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Ranked #42 of 94 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Ships, Historic Sites
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Peggs, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As the culmination of our walk along the river from PNC Park we visited the Requin. In addition to getting the feel of what being inside such a confining space must be like the chat with the ex-submariner who was at the end of the boat was really enlightening. If you do the tour note the medals on his chest... More

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Westmoreland City, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

very educational. ask the staff inside a few questions and you will get a lesson you won't read in the history books. my son loved it. you will get out of it what you want...play with the computer games, watch the monitors, look around...play with the switches....have your kids ask questions...walk through it 3 times and you will see something... More

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Williamsville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was really cool to see the inside of an actual submarine! The submarine was included in our Science Museum admission. I'm not sure I would have paid to see it by itself, but it was interesting to see how the men lived in such small places for such a long period of time. The portholes were neat, however, if... More

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have never been on a submarine before. Pretty good experience. Not too crowded or expensive. It has everything you can expect from a submarine excursion.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

It was a pleasant added bonus to be able to check out this WWII sub in addition to our Carnegie Science Center visit. Unless your on the 'Tech Tour' the visit is over pretty quick.

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New England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My son and I did the Tech Tour on a Sunday morning and really enjoyed it. The tour guide was a longtime Navy sub guy who knew the ins and outs of the Requin. Using stories and first hand experience, he did a great job communicating what life in a bubble was like for those on board. The tour was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a World War II era submarine. With that in mind - the hatchways and doorways are shorter than you might expect so be careful as you walk through. You can either purchase admission along with the Carnegie Science Center or you can tour it by itself for $5. Docked behind the Carnegie Science Center along the river, a... More

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Romney, WV
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Just a short walk from the science center, so a fun "extra credit" addition to your visit there. NOT for the physically challenged. You have to step over doorway that are 6-8" above floor level and very narrow. And don't bump your head! Read the Wikipedia article on the Requin to understand her history and multiple configurations.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The requin is narrow inside but its beautiful. The ticket price $5.00 for one person cash only . requin has 68 years old !!

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