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Scorpion Submarine - CLOSED

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6331
+1 562-432-0424
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I just stayed on the Queen Mary and the sub, which is docked flanking the ship, is looking pretty... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Toronto, Canada
Stopping by

We drove there since I knew we could go inside and it was a very nice experience and I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802-6331
+1 562-432-0424
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

4  Thank DanaSixtee
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank JVDreamBig
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...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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
Reviewed 24 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
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
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

Thank ron R
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...More

3  Thank Jilara
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...More

Thank David B L
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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