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USS Requin

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-1550
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Ranked #37 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Ships, Historic Sites
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New England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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64 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

The Requin tour is at your pace, but take time to ask the guides on board questions. There is a great interesting history for this sub. On Board staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Sub is a fun tour if taking some time runs about 40 - 60 minutes. Sub has a lot of area you can actual get in... More

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We toured this as part of our trip to the Carnegie Science Center. Quite interesting to see how life was aboard a submarine. When you first enter look to your left...there is a huge torpedo! Enjoyable!

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Ottawa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

An interesting tour of a World War II submarine to view the inside and experience the cramped space filled with memorabilia of how a submarine crew would have lived and survived for up to 2 days underwater at a time, or about 2-3 months at sea. The USS Requin (type of shark) was commissioned just at the end of WWII... More

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Oakville, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is something very different from anything else you will find in most cities. Its not to often you get a chance to tour a world war II submarine. Great piece of history, and very cool to see how 80 guys can all live together in such a small space for such long periods at a time. Good location near... More

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Pittsburgh
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Gives you a great feel as to how cramped you would be in one of these old subs. Not for the Claustrophobic. Part of the Carnegie Science Center.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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139 reviews 139 reviews
84 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Loved our tour. Learned much about the ship and about the crews who were aboard from our great tour guide. Wonderful supplement to the Science Center.

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