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Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
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closed when we were there, but.......

Even though it was closed when we were there, the experience was still amazing. The USS Requin sits on the riverwalk behind the Carnegie Science Center. It was commissioned in... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2015
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Even though it was closed when we were there, the experience was still amazing. The USS Requin sits on the riverwalk behind the Carnegie Science Center. It was commissioned in 1945 and removed from the navy in December 1971. It was the first Radar Picket sub. We are planning another trip to Pittsburgh and plan to take the tour to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3,115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Being on submarines is hard enough, but being on a World War II submarine, like the U.S.S. Requin (or the U-505 in Chicago) certainly give you an appreciation for the life of a submariner. I did find that the exterior of the sub does seem to be in a state of needing some repairs or paint, especially if you happen... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
Port Orange
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The USS Requin memorial will take you back in time. Once aboard you realize the spartan conditions the great men who served our country lived and worked in. Many time correct items on display as they would have been when the sub was still commissioned for service. Thank you John Heinz for saving her and allowing us a peek into... More 

1 Thank Ron P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The highlight of my Pittsburgh trip, this was basically the reason I went into the city. This is one of two surviving Tench-class submarines in the states, and from my recollection it is very unique when compared to the other one, which is moored in Baltimore. Don't dismiss this one if you've been to the other, the differences are fascinating... More 

3 Thank Evan D
Venetia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

If your ever on the North Shore in Pittsburgh, Pa take the tour of the USS Requin it's the submarine that is docked right behind the Children's Museum. The view from the inside will tell the story of how our sailors had to live and function while protecting our country.

2 Thank BrisketKing
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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

This was one of our favorite visits during our trip. There was someone inside with amazing facts about the vessel. My kids just loved the fact that you were able to interact with it all. It will be a wonderful memory to visit this submarine!

1 Thank johanna c
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

I liked ; - the fact it was open, - easy to find near the Science Centre, - not crowded, - able to take pics inside - had a guy in there interesting to talk with - that a piece of history is present that shows the young ones what it was like on a submarine during the war (or... More 

1 Thank Ranger-Reeko
Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I have always been a fan of submarines. Only 3rd one I have been on. The USS Requin is moored out behind the Carnegie Science Center. I climbed down to take a look around. The good thing about tourist stuff during the week is that there are no crowds. It was just me and the guide, who was a retired... More 

1 Thank TattooJoe
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Was my first time seeing it and you can feel the history all around you. Great place to see. Must see!

1 Thank Rachel K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

i tried to visit the submarine as part of the visit to the Carnegie Science Center. Just couldn't. The place was narrow, dark and crowded with visitors. The smell of paint was unbearable. People have to follow the line. So if you start you won't be able to stop. I stopped at the very beginning. So if you are sensitive,... More 

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