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Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
Phone Number: 412-237-1550
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The USS Requin is a submarine located right outside the Carnegie Science Center. You can purchase tickets separately for it. This was a terrific activity for the family, and it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
Stephanie S
Manheim, Pennsylvania

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The USS Requin is a submarine located right outside the Carnegie Science Center. You can purchase tickets separately for it. This was a terrific activity for the family, and it is really eye-opening. Kids have a great time imagining what living for months at a time on a submarine might be like, and adults will marvel that 80-plus men actually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

For those guys who love history, or weapons, or both is a great experience. Is included with the carnegie center ticket or can get a espcial ticket too. Walk inside the small hallways and imagine yourself spending months inside like a marine is a experince for kids and adults. The city's view is nice from this point.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating view of WWII life of our submariners, even though this particular vessel did not see any combat. Provides "guests" of the lack of creature comforts on board, esp for the lower ranks. Make time to see it but not meant for claustrophobic or limited mobility people. Kids reactions are priceless!

Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We visited the USS Requin, but not the Science Center. The USS Requin can be toured separately for $7 per person, no discounts. While the walk through is fairly short, it is worth going aboard. I have always appreciated our military and their families for the sacrifices they make, but after walking through this submarine, feeling crowded with only 5... More 

Thank Tallykay77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

While in town I came here and totally got to see a Cold War sub that was restored to action status. It truly makes you appreciate the service these men gave to their country while out at sea.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We went in because it was included with our Science Center Admission. It's something to see at least once. It's part of history and crazy to think how many people lived in there. Check it out. If you go in without the Science Center, it's only $7. I would recommend going when not busy only because it's tight and you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is an actual WWII submarine. It is so small, and so cramped and yet held many sailors for long periods of time. After touring the boat, go right into the Carnegie Science Center. You and your children will have an amazing experience. Worth going back to over and over again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I have been to this a couple of times it is so fascinating to see the teeny tiny quarters which men lived in for months on end. Just such a slice of history. I recommend it highly for adults and kids

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Even though it was closed when we were there, the experience was still amazing. The USS Requin sits on the riverwalk behind the Carnegie Science Center. It was commissioned in 1945 and removed from the navy in December 1971. It was the first Radar Picket sub. We are planning another trip to Pittsburgh and plan to take the tour to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Being on submarines is hard enough, but being on a World War II submarine, like the U.S.S. Requin (or the U-505 in Chicago) certainly give you an appreciation for the life of a submariner. I did find that the exterior of the sub does seem to be in a state of needing some repairs or paint, especially if you happen... More 

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