USS Cod Submarine Memorial
USS Cod Submarine Memorial
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Self-guided tour the submarine responsible for the sinking of more than 30,000 tons of Japanese shipping during WWII. She also performed history's only international sub to sub rescue when she saved the crew of a grounded Dutch submarine in WWII. Cod is a National Historic Landmark and among the finest submarine restorations in the world. Be advised Cod will be unavailable for tours from mid June to late July 2021 due to a shipyard overhaul program.
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  • Carmen
    Union City, Indiana28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative but a bit of a physical challenge!
    Very cool experience! Lots of information and you could really imagine yourself being a crew member. You should know that this sub hasn’t had any kind of modifications to make it easier to tour. You’ll be doing 2 ladders. On your first ladder it appears you need to jump the last few feet. You don’t, the ladder is still there you just can’t see the last few rungs unless you lean out from the ladder. You will be going through narrow corridors and small sub doors. Be able to lift your leg high to step through meanwhile ducking your head and leaning forward to get through. I’d stay away if you have young children or are physically unable to climb ladders and go through small openings.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Andrews Family of 4
    Allegan, Michigan160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A piece of history for us to experience.
    On our recent family trip we stopped in Cleveland and ventured to the USS COD. The day we visited, they had held a special ceremony and we were able to visit for free (we donated what we would have spent, because it’s for a good cause). This is my third submarine I have visited, and it is by far my favorite one! I appreciated the work to keep everything as authentic as possible. From climbing down the hatch to the countless cans of food stuffed in ever empty space. The staff worked hard to make each visit as true to “how it was” so we can learn and experience what these brave men dealt with to battle for our freedoms we have today. Definitely worth a visit even if history isn’t “your thing.”
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • rte_travelers
    Toronto, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating, well worth a visit!
    If you’re in the area — make sure to visit USS Cod! Fascinating to explore this sub (you have to be physically able to squeeze down the hatch), showing details of sailors’ daily life during WW2. Great technical explanations as well, detailing how the sub would have operated during missions in the Pacific. Great to visit with teens (and adults!).
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
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MelissaWP
Shorewood, IL481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This is a tour to do while in Cleveland if you have about an hour to kill and you're into military history since this sub was involved in WWII. It was super interesting to see and listen to the tour guide. Warning that some spots are tight, areas are cramped/compact, and you need to climb down a ladder to get onboard.
Written October 2, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,932 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
While visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I figured why not stop by since it is less than a block away. It was pretty cheap to enter for the self-guided tour of the submarine. The staff all appeared to be former Navy guys and threw in a ton of information. Inside the sub you can also play audio tour information at various stops. Seeing how the men lived was a sight to see for sure.
Written April 26, 2021
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Terry T
Florida137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Historically accurate WW2 submarine largely kept as it was when retired to become a museum ship. Self guided tours are easy with a recording narration at each major stop inside. You must be comfortable in confined spaces and using ladders to enter and exit the sub. Many period artifacts on display as well giving a strong sense of what life was like for the crew during the war. Plenty of free parking. We were there mid morning on a weekday and had the place virtually to ourselves. Staff is available for questions. Great tribute to the greatest generation!
Written September 2, 2021
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Andrews Family of 4
Allegan, MI160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
On our recent family trip we stopped in Cleveland and ventured to the USS COD. The day we visited, they had held a special ceremony and we were able to visit for free (we donated what we would have spent, because it’s for a good cause). This is my third submarine I have visited, and it is by far my favorite one! I appreciated the work to keep everything as authentic as possible. From climbing down the hatch to the countless cans of food stuffed in ever empty space. The staff worked hard to make each visit as true to “how it was” so we can learn and experience what these brave men dealt with to battle for our freedoms we have today. Definitely worth a visit even if history isn’t “your thing.”
Written July 5, 2023
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Charlene E
Belleville, Canada180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
we were super happy with this adventure. to be able to see where some men lived for extended periods of time under water, crazy how small it was and how efficient the use of space was....if you have a chance I would recommend this experience
Written July 9, 2022
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Travler2010
Dallas, TX63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We visited the USS Cod not knowing really what to expect. However, after spending several hours there we would highly recommend!

The submarine is completely restored and well preserved. They have worked very hard to make it feel like you are stepping back into time when you go through the USS Cod. You can go at your own pace and there are several stops to listen to some prerecorded audio tours throughout. However, if you get a chance to have one of the staff give you a tour guide please don’t miss this special opportunity. We had a tour guide bu the name of Jo and he was outstanding! He had a ton of insight and many stories to go with what we saw. He really helped bring things to life. He took his time and really did a great job!

Highly recommend this place and we hope to be able to visit again!
Written June 10, 2021
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Carmen
Union City, IN28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Very cool experience! Lots of information and you could really imagine yourself being a crew member. You should know that this sub hasn’t had any kind of modifications to make it easier to tour. You’ll be doing 2 ladders. On your first ladder it appears you need to jump the last few feet. You don’t, the ladder is still there you just can’t see the last few rungs unless you lean out from the ladder. You will be going through narrow corridors and small sub doors. Be able to lift your leg high to step through meanwhile ducking your head and leaning forward to get through. I’d stay away if you have young children or are physically unable to climb ladders and go through small openings.
Written June 29, 2023
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pfleiss
Altoona, PA121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I’ve been to a couple WWII submarines and this is definitely in the best shape. A lot of the equipment in this 80yr old sub still works. It’s as quick or as long as you make the visit. It’s not a place to visit if you are handicapped or have a young child. Because you have to climb down into the sub using a ladder. Fred did a great job giving my son and I a tour.
Written August 22, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My three star rating refers for neutral, as it was obviously closed.
We arrived slightly after 5 PM, just after we finished our visit to the nearby Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame to find the sub fenced and closed.
It was pretty disappointing as it was on our list and we had to move on early next morning. Double check the hours before visiting.
Written May 28, 2022
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Curious59391021560
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
Beautifully preserved WW2 submarine. Super interesting history. Going back in time walking through the submarine.
The curator Evan is very very knowledgable about the submarine and in general, and has lots of interesting anecdotes.
Great attraction for history lovers.
Highly recommended !
Written September 20, 2021
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