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Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6331
Phone Number: +1 562-432-0424
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Descend into the once forbidden confines of this genuine, "Cold War...

Descend into the once forbidden confines of this genuine, "Cold War Warrior." Explore the torpedo rooms, the cramped crew quarters and the wide array of various valves, pipes and wires that made up this combat sub. Completely authentic, accurate and unchanged since the Cold War days, the Scorpion submarine gives guests the rare opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of what life was like aboard a Russian submarine.

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The Scorpion is cool! It's neat to see the inside of a real sub. I did get a little claustrophobic but I figured if they could live in there for long periods of time, I can walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2016
Laura H
Sierra Madre, California
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

It's closed. The submarine looks really pitiful from the outside. I would be scared to go inside with the state of the outside. Not at all attractive. But the Queen Mary right next door is worth the trip.

1 Thank Jola O
Sierra Madre, California
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

The Scorpion is cool! It's neat to see the inside of a real sub. I did get a little claustrophobic but I figured if they could live in there for long periods of time, I can walk through it! Lol.

Thank Laura H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Was recommended by a friend of mine to this place. In my opinion, they need to improve the place by increasing more points of attractions. Maybe also a small vendor inside the submarine that's offers drinks and tea would be good

Thank ron R
San Jose, California
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199 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The sub is still listed as an attraction, and the gift shop is open, but the plywood boarded over the entrance to the access is a giveaway that the Scorpion is going the way of the Cold War. I had hoped it might have had some maintenance and reopened, but it doesn't look like it will happen. So it sits... More 

3 Thank Jilara
Los Angeles, California
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1,945 reviews
1,237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Touring the Russian submarine, Scorpion, is one of those unique experiences that don't come around very often, so do it. Looks to need some repairs but I'd imagine that's in order to keep it a money earning attraction. Since its next door to the Queen Mary, it's easy to do. Some small spaces, tight squeezes and not for those with... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This sub is all original and still runs but they stay in port and don't leave the dock. Tight squeeze between compartments. Great displays show you the items used by the Russian sailors back in the day. Gift shop is nice too.

Thank SouthernCalMan
Spruce Grove, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Gives you a very good look at what it must have been like to live and work on a sub. A very good view of the past.

1 Thank Dave M
Tacoma, Washington
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was really cool but dont do it if you are claustrophobic., I really enjoyed the tour and found it quite informative. It was great to see firsthand how they slept, lived and walked around on this sub.

Thank babsrunning
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We originally visited here three years ago and went onboard the sub and you could climb through it We went back again last month and now the submarine is obviously in dire need of repair. It looks terrible and we were not able to tour it. It was listing noticeably and they said tours were cancelled until further notice because... More 

2 Thank Steve S
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This tour is worth it if you've never been on a submarine before. There is a cute narrative done by a supposed "soldier" with a russian accent.

Thank June G

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