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Worth a visit if you are in Morro Bay

This is not a destination museum--at least as of now. They've big plans. For what this museum and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GuyNorCal
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Orangevale, California
It was great to know

It was great to know about one of American cultures. You can see the marine corps history by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sloyuki
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Kochi, Japan
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Visit a rescue boat exhibit on the Embarcadero in Morro bay. The highlight is the DSRV Avalon; one of only two search and rescue submarines of its kind. You can also see a US Coast Guard rollover boat, designed to carry out rescues in in rough seas...more
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1210 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2042
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a destination museum--at least as of now. They've big plans. For what this museum and tries to be, it is just fine. They pack much into a small building and have a very fun static display. It probably even be worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to know about one of American cultures. You can see the marine corps history by some items.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sloyuki
Reviewed January 20, 2019

A interesting little place to explore in Morro Bay. The Deep diving submersible is impressive. Today they were putting up Christmas lights, and the people were friendly. I enjoy my short time here. Worth a stop especially if you have seen the staples around town....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Being someone that depended on the Avalon and it's sister deep sea rescue vessel while in the submarine service I was pleasantly pleased to see the Avalon on display with all the pertinent information.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank drysubmariner
Reviewed July 29, 2018

There seems to be no there, there. The picture shows a submersable rescue vehicle which is just off the street, parking lot and sidewalk but there was no open museum when we were there. It seemed to be under construction.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pixer1
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We are excited to come back and see the expansion and new displays this museum will have. It was still interesting walking around what they currently have. Couple it with a walk out to Morro Rock and it is worth a nice couple of hours.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 2mchfn
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Small in size but fascinating in a giant way. This little collection is really well done for as much as they have accomplished. A small (so far) gathering of interesting water and underwater craft provides an insight into what it takes to manage major waters....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This feature is under development and will soon have an indoor experience to go with the outdoor display. The museum adds to the ambiance of the city of Morro Bay, and is easily accessible.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank adelaidetaylor
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the submarine really interesting on the construction of it. Being built by Lockheed Martin struck me as odd. Deep submersible is really cool

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Pblue2001
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Get out and read the signs...interesting story about early submersibles designed to save sailors trapped in submarines..

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
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