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Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850
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A slice of history

An amazing glance back in time to a world War two Era submarine. Although this subject was commissioned in this time frame, it didn't see war time action. As you walk through... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Randy B
Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States

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Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

An amazing glance back in time to a world War two Era submarine. Although this subject was commissioned in this time frame, it didn't see war time action. As you walk through the sub, your admiration only grows for the brave men who served on them. I was amazed that even though I had to duck down through the hatches,... More 

Thank Randy B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This retired U.S. submarine is way cool to visit.I seriously doubt I could live on it for an extended period of time as its crew so obviously had to. The ancient, almost jerry-rigged nature of the vessel's mechanics is fascinating. Every square inch is used. Highly recommended for adults and children alike Our 4-year old granddaughter loves to visit and... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a great visit with my kids (9&11) at New Year's Eve. You only have to show proof of admission if you go below deck, where a couple of friendly and knowledgeable staff are there to answer questions and point you in the right direction. You get to explore a single level of the submarine, with the tower and the... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a must see for all ages. There is information avaliable inside if you want to know more about life below water level.

Thank adriane_schneider
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9 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went down the ladder and they had a guy that was a sub sailor meet you. lots of great information and would answer any questions. had another guy that was a volunteer and seemed a little cranky. All in all the sub is very well maintained and worth the visit

Thank yam1100
Cleveland, Ohio
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is included with the Carnegie Science Center admission. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was a really cool walk through tour of the submarine. It has rooms closed off showing typical items to be found in the submarine and it also has a pathway to the back of the submarine. There are very steep stairs to get... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

By buying admission to the Science Center, you can explore the workings of a submarine. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a tour of a underwater vehicle for adults and children. This may be the only time you get to explore a submarine. Wear good walking shoes as the floors can be slippery.

Thank 1914MimiA
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Need a taste of the military life, then visit the USS Requin. Everything is done well with attention to details. It was very informative for a non military person.

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Etwall, England, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great exhibit, the self guided tour was excellent. We stopped and chatted to a member of the museum staff located in the front torpedo bay, he was extremely knowledgable and really knew the history and the operation of the Sub. We didn't go into the main museum as it seemed to be more child orientated, I would recommend a visit... More 

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Austin, Texas
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139 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The self-guiding tour includes several interactive screens, allowing people to choose topics of interest for more detailed information. These included trivia and stories as well as dry facts - something for everyone. It is also nice that you could sit at the dining tables and walk into a berth. I found it interesting that the main walkway was effectively low-ceilinged... More 

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