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USS Requin

1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
+1 412-237-1550
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Wonderful Tribute to WWII Submariners

The tour is self-guided, although there are knowledgeable employees available to answer questions... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael S
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Memphis, Tennessee
Very well worth exploring

You can walk self-guided through the entire length of this vessel and it is very well appointed to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue B
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1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 23 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

Thank urbanguy
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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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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you've never been in a small submarine, this exhibit is worth a visit. The way the interior is crammed so as to be functional is fantastic. Just looking at the multitude of levers, dials, knobs, etc. is overwhelming. Pity the poor sailor who had...More

Thank Papito1
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were met by very knowledgeable former Navy men who explained every detail of life aboard a sub in WWII. They answered all of our questions and didn't rush us through. Funny, but watched the movie U-571 not long after tour and understood alot more...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and myself did the behind the scenes your. It was from 9am till Noon. The tour itself was great. We got the tour from two gentlemen that served on the sub. They let you climb into the conning tower and places that public...More

Thank Jason J
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great way to safely see the inside of a submarine. You will be shocked at the amount of stuff is packed into the sub - just imagine what it would be like to live in it for months.....Not for me.

Thank krzy4ktz
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hub0316
25 April 2018|
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
Yep but as you know if it’s crowded there isn’t much room or linger!
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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
21 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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