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USS Cod Submarine Memorial
Ranked #6 of 192 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tour the submarine responsible for the sinking of nearly 30,000 tons of Japanese ships during WWII.
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Definitely recommend this for people of any age. It is very interesting, as you you can literally go through it and even lay on the beds and sit at the tables. My favorite thing to do in Cleveland.

3  Thank Sasha R
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Accompanied by three friends, I went to my first trip to see this WW2 submarine, docked near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The process for entry is quick, with a small fee to enter, and a mainly self guided touring structure. We were fortunate to have one of the senior volunteers, Paul, meet with us and provide an AMAZING and informative tour that lasted close to 3 hours. The site itself was interesting enough, and was further improved by the depth of knowledge he provided. As a military history aficionado, never before boarding a historic submarine, I was enthralled throughout the tour. It was a great tour, with a superb guide, of a piece of history and a period of time that few of us could have ever directly experienced without access to this historical site.....a great day!

3  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a must-do for anyone who has been interested in WWII submarines for over 50 years, read dozens of novels and true-life stories about them, and harbored a bucket-list desire to actually get into one that hasn't been stripped, chopped, and commercialized beyond recognition! The visitor must actually enter and exit via deck hatches and ladders, just as the 1940's sailors did. So for this 76-year-old obsessed submarine fan, what could have been a 20- or 30-minute pass through the USS Cod turned into a full 2-hour inspection, followed by a repeat 2-hour scrutiny the following day. Wish I could have brought my grandkids -- perhaps another time. The Missus stayed home in western NY state, so I wouldn't feel guilty just savoring the atmosphere in this authentic beauty. Can't think of anything I disliked. Will likely visit again, God willing. Young children will enjoy the novelty of the hatches, ladders, watertight bulkhead doors, etc., so they will have a good time. They just won't fall in love with USS Cod the way I did.

4  Thank Larry H
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

A must see piece of WWII history. Take a trip back in time and see how the brave sailors fought during the war. This is a well kept, original sub which participated in combat. Not set up for easier access so be prepared to climb ladders through hatches and tight passageways. Well worth the effort. An experience not easily forgotten.

2  Thank AJ F
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised with this self-guided tour. My understanding is this is the only WWII submarine that is open for tours that has not been remodeled for tour access. You have to climb down the hatch just like the sailors did. We had to climb through the hatches (maybe hit our heads a couple times). Everything looked just like it did back in the 1940s when it was in service. A nice piece of American history, well worth visiting.

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