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Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6331
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+1 562-432-0424
10:00 - 17:00
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Descend into the once forbidden confines of this genuine, "Cold War...

Descend into the once forbidden confines of this genuine, "Cold War Warrior." Explore the torpedo rooms, the cramped crew quarters and the wide array of various valves, pipes and wires that made up this combat sub. Completely authentic, accurate and unchanged since the Cold War days, the Scorpion submarine gives guests the rare opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse of what life was like aboard a Russian submarine.

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The Scorpion is cool! It's neat to see the inside of a real sub. I did get a little claustrophobic but I figured if they could live in there for long periods of time, I can walk... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Laura H
Sierra Madre, California
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just stayed on the Queen Mary and the sub, which is docked flanking the ship, is looking pretty rusty and neglected. Also, all of the signage for the sub has been removed and the admission booth/shop very much closed up. Not sure if there are refurbishment plans in place, or if this is the end of the sub. Too... More 

2 Thank DanaSixtee
Las Vegas, Nevada
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove there since I knew we could go inside and it was a very nice experience and I wanted to share it with my husband at this time. Finding out the submarine its close now, 😔 you can still park by the Queen Mary and walk there to see the submarine but just from outside you can't go in... More 

Thank JVDreamBig
Riverside, California
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2,147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

You'll notice from the outside how poorly maintained and in disrepair this submarine is today. And there's probably good reason to stop the tours, but it's still cool to see from the outside. To the museum's credit, even the Soviets had a rough time maintaining these Foxtrot subs. But it's clearly underfunded and neglected...quite a shame.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Maricopa, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

An amazing tour of how submariners lived together in such a confined space. If your tall you will want to duck.

Thank Putrbug69
Las Vegas, Nevada
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302 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

It's closed. The submarine looks really pitiful from the outside. I would be scared to go inside with the state of the outside. Not at all attractive. But the Queen Mary right next door is worth the trip.

1 Thank Jola O
Sierra Madre, California
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152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The Scorpion is cool! It's neat to see the inside of a real sub. I did get a little claustrophobic but I figured if they could live in there for long periods of time, I can walk through it! Lol.

Thank Laura H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Was recommended by a friend of mine to this place. In my opinion, they need to improve the place by increasing more points of attractions. Maybe also a small vendor inside the submarine that's offers drinks and tea would be good

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

The sub is still listed as an attraction, and the gift shop is open, but the plywood boarded over the entrance to the access is a giveaway that the Scorpion is going the way of the Cold War. I had hoped it might have had some maintenance and reopened, but it doesn't look like it will happen. So it sits... More 

3 Thank Jilara
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Touring the Russian submarine, Scorpion, is one of those unique experiences that don't come around very often, so do it. Looks to need some repairs but I'd imagine that's in order to keep it a money earning attraction. Since its next door to the Queen Mary, it's easy to do. Some small spaces, tight squeezes and not for those with... More 

Thank David B L
Redondo Beach, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This sub is all original and still runs but they stay in port and don't leave the dock. Tight squeeze between compartments. Great displays show you the items used by the Russian sailors back in the day. Gift shop is nice too.

Thank SouthernCalMan

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