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Is the navy submarine museum uss nautilus worth visiting?

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Is the navy submarine museum uss nautilus worth visiting?

I was planning to go to mystic seaport but later I learned that there is another place in the area called navy submarine museum uss nautilus.So I might also make it a stop for a visit. Has anyone been to this place?

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1. Re: Is the navy submarine museum uss nautilus worth visiting?

If you are interested in naval history and submarines in particular it's very interesting. The museum is located at the navy's submarine school in Groton, less than 10 miles south of Mystic. I haven't been there in years, but the last time I went, after you went through the indoor museum displays,and saw all the early attempts at inventing a working submarine, including a real periscope that you could look through, you could actually go aboard the USS Nautilus, and get a feel for what it was like for the crew as they spent all that time at sea and crossed under the polar ice..... way back in the 1950s! If you're over 6ft. tall though you better duck!

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2. Re: Is the navy submarine museum uss nautilus worth visiting?

you could probably do both in the same day, if your in the area for a couple days, check out the musuem of the native american at foxwoods casino, very interesting and informative, can easily spend a whole day there

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3. Re: Is the navy submarine museum uss nautilus worth visiting?

its worth a stop and its free. You might also consider a visit to the Coast Guard Acadamy across the river, also free

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4. Re: Is the navy submarine museum uss nautilus worth visiting?

The Coast Guard Academy- thee academy. I didn't even know. I slowly discover things sometimes out of nothing. I already have a packed day. I will have to show up at the seaport when they open. Then the uss Nautillus and the Academy. I was just at the website checking it out. Perhaps I'll end up a skipper. Thanx.

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