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“Getting a little tired but worth a visit”
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The Queen Mary
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The Queen Mary
Ranked #5 of 84 things to do in Long Beach
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Old Hollywood glamour. A rich maritime history. Authentic 1930s Art Deco décor. The Queen Mary is a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue featuring award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms. The Queen Mary gives a unique glimpse into an era when steamships were the most regal way to travel.
Adelaide, Australia
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Getting a little tired but worth a visit”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Well, it's a big ship. It's worth a visit but it is getting a little tired. The upkeep must be enormous..brass to polish..woodwork to wax..i'm sure it costs a fortune..but they should spend a little more on it to bring it back to it's former glory.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“The Old Queen Still Quite Grand !!”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Take the Tour and check out this Legend, its so Grand even from a distance !
Leave at least 2-3 hours or more to visit, and it will bring you back to the good old days
of sea voyage. DO NOT Forget you camera, even if you do not board and take the tour,
you can park and take pictures up close.
you can also visit a Soviet era Sub next to the Queen, sub tickets extra.

The city of Long Beach is Beautiful, lots of places to eat in ALL Price range close by.
Plenty of things to do with in walking distance, starting on Ocean ave,
do not miss this area, 30 min to LAX, Close enough to drive to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all so california Attractions.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Ga
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107 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“If you like cruise ships it's worth it”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Interesting to see how people cruised 50-plus years ago. It took me about an hour to go through the ship - but I'm fast.

Visited March 2013
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Bringing History to Life: My Teen Loved It”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We didn't want to leave! We were drawn in by the beauty, magnitude, accessibility and, of course the ghosts. My 13 year old loved the ship. We spent the day on board poking all around the ship from stem to stern (uh, yeah, I don't think that's right). Anyway, from the top to the bottom and everything in between - and I'm sure some places we were supposed to go.

We did participate in the haunted tours - two of them - and they were great. One was for fun but the other had history and made the Queen Mary come alive. The shopping area is beautiful and the wood and glass and details are so amazing. We ended up staying for a light, late dinner and finally tore ourselves away.

I don't think I have ever climbed so many stairs - so plan accordingly - but it was so worth it. It's one of the best memories of our trip.

Tips: leave yourself plenty of time to just sit and take in the sites. Imagine being a passenger so many years ago. Look at some of the books they have on board to learn more about everything the Queen has been through. I spent a lot of time post-trip reading about her history. Now I want to go back - so a quick read before will likely make your visit even better.

Have fun!

Visited April 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An Iconic Must-See”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great attraction whether you're taking the self-guided tour or one of the many guided tours. The ghost and legends tour is a family friendly, short and quirky tour which is included in most admissions. Plenty of great photo ops as well.

Visited March 2013
Thank Edward Y
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