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USS Requin

One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Ranked #43 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Ships, Historic Sites
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Williamsville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
73 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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57 reviews 57 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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101 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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