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Address: 78 River St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-7110
Phone Number: 2013423268
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USS Ling

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Loved as a kid

My grandfather took me and my brother as a kid. I just recently took my son to see. He loved it. Our tour guide was stationed on this sub when he was in the Navy. So that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
degbert71
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this while out for a morning run. The vessel appears listing a bit near the river bank. Unable to access it directly, best photo is from nearby bridge. Grounds somewhat overgrown with weeds, various displays of Patrol Boat, German mini sub, periscope, and armaments. Museum/trailer is closed/padlocked. No markings as to the attraction, located in rear parking lot... More 

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am sad to report this museum is closed PERMANETLY. Its too bad because it was good one.... but with a submarine you need money to make repairs - and they didn't have it....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The Ling has been in Hackensack for many years... my Dad is a plank owner and a member there as well as a Navy Veteran. The Ling has been evicted from its mooring and the boat and museum have no where to go. They are closed and no longer receiving visitors.

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My grandfather took me and my brother as a kid. I just recently took my son to see. He loved it. Our tour guide was stationed on this sub when he was in the Navy. So that was a plus. I do think it's a little pricey for what they offer. But to be fair, they do not receive any... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We almost missed it on the river rd. The place is small just one submarine that was closed when we got there. The open hours are on the weekends - 10am -4pm but when we got there on Saturday at around 13:00, it was closed, we were despondent. Not recommend for teenagers, maybe for small kids.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

So when I was a kid in Oradell in the seventies, the coolest thing was to have your birthday party at the USS Ling. Just took my kids on the tour a few days ago and it is still awesome!. If you have elementary aged kids you will not be disappointed! The tour guide was incredibly informative. It is easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I've been here a few times as a kid and a few times as a father of two boys. The museum is a hidden gem in NJ. It's not very big but the sub is full of great things and the staff goes out of their way to walk you through the history of the boat and WWII submarine warfare.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a memorable time visiting the NJ Naval Museum. We were privileged to be taken on a tour of the sub by Joseph Mongelli - a 95 year old WW2 Submariner. He knew every inch of the submarine (he had served on a similar ship) and gave us a fascinating insight to what life was like on board. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Here is a genuine submarine that you can tour in our own backyard! Whether you are a parent of children, a history buff or a Veteran you have to go and check out the museum and submarine! Hurricane Sandy did extensive damage to the museum part...but the submarine braved the hurricane! Go figure! Once inside, you are transformed into the... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We took our kids here when they were young and they loved it especially the USS Link, a submarine from World War II. Great history lesson for everyone. The tour was cool and we saw how the sailors lived in tight close quarters. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Time to take the grandkids now.

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