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Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
+1 562-432-0424
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 February 2016
Laura H
Sierra Madre, California
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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 of 5 bubbles 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
San Jose, California
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Gives you a very good look at what it must have been like to live and work on a sub. A very good view of the past.

1 Thank Dave M
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was really cool but dont do it if you are claustrophobic., I really enjoyed the tour and found it quite informative. It was great to see firsthand how they slept, lived and walked around on this sub.

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