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USS Requin

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
+1 412-237-1550
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A little post WW II history way inland in the US

I am a veteran of US submarines (nuclear and diesel boats), so this was a must see location for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tommy599
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
A cool bonus feature of the Carnegie Science Center

I loved seeing things like this as a boy, so now I get to enjoy it with my boys. You get to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DRW818
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Los Angeles, California
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
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"the carnegie science center"
in 27 reviews
"subs"
in 9 reviews
"naval history"
in 5 reviews
"torpedo room"
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"piece of history"
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"conning tower"
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"interactive screens"
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"living quarters"
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"tight quarters"
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"below deck"
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"world war"
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"self guided"
in 4 reviews
"a great learning experience"
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"answer questions"
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"admission price"
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"tour guide"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a veteran of US submarines (nuclear and diesel boats), so this was a must see location for me. The boat was built as a standard Fleet Submarine launched in 1945 right at the end of WW II thus did not serve overseas, BUT...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved seeing things like this as a boy, so now I get to enjoy it with my boys. You get to walk through a cold war sub from torpedo room to engine room. Adults can imagine what life was like in these confined quarters...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my Mom and Uncle. My uncle was visiting from Texas. He retired from the Air Force and really enjoyed this self guided tour. My Mom has a slight problem with claustrophobia... this ship was surprisingly roomy. She was pretty calm and didn’t have...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I'm not typically a history buff, but walking through and exploring this submarine was really fascinating. It's definitely very cramped, so it's not recommended for those who are handicapped or not able to move around well. We bought admission to the Carnegie Science Center, so...More

1  Thank Zack S
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The tour is self-guided, although there are knowledgeable employees available to answer questions. The tour provides a glimpse of the conditions on board, particularly the close quarters in which the sailors had to operate. Note how cramped the heads (toilets) and showers are. There's little...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

You can walk self-guided through the entire length of this vessel and it is very well appointed to make it look as if it might still be active around the WWII era. You do have to climb the ladders and step over and squat through...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

History. Interesting site-vintage decor, all authentic to the times. Kids rushed through a bit, but lots to observe and check out.

Thank AMan-Duh B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A former U.S. Navy sailor, Art, was our "host" in the first compartment of the sub. He was terrific! Although he didn't serve on a sub, he knew just about everything there is to know about the U.S. Requin. We took our time and stepped...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this sub and totally enjoyed it! My wife and I very much enjoyed the fact that it’s a self guided tour which means we could go as slow as we wanted! We were surprised at how spacious it was! Especially compared to a...More

2  Thank JarednSarie
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a way cool self tour of an actual WW II era sub. its amazing to tour and see the quarters. There is staff there for any questions .its a great experience. I've done it several times. Be warned that there are stairs and...More

1  Thank Dan L
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hub0316
25 April 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can stay as long as you like. Go by sometime when it’s not too crowded so that you can admire the ship with minimal distractions.
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je d
10 October 2017|
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Response from ked909 | Reviewed this property |
The center is closed "for renovations related to the new PPG Science Pavilion", according to the website. It should be open on your last day, the 14th, though. You can walk by and see the sub fine from the walking path... More
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thoop317
20 September 2017|
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Response from ked909 | Reviewed this property |
It's free with admission to the Science Center. I am not sure you can buy admission to *only* the USS Requin.
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