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Proud visit for my Father's Daughters

My Father was in the Navy during WW2 and was an electrician. He was on the Crew that built this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim G
McConnelsville, Ohio
Great tour

The history of the Nautilus is incredible and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn J
Midway, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Father was in the Navy during WW2 and was an electrician. He was on the Crew that built this, the first Nuclear submarine. He had passed away before we got to come and tour it. This is a worthwhile piece of our important Naval...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the Nautilus is incredible and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do the tour. It is a fascinating view of the life of a submariner and the conditions they live with at sea for months at a time. Only the foward...More

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is just outstanding. I used to bring my kids all the time. They could get as much out of it as their age allowed... each year learning a little bit more. Now I bring my grand kids! It's a great outing. The kids...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sub is anchored beside the museum. It is free and includes an audio guide. Note: there are lots of stairs (no ladders) and smallish hatches to climb through. Not good for claustrophobics or those with limited mobility. Makes you realize the sacrifices that our...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Toured with my 76-year young mother and 10-year old daughter. Interesting exhibits and touring a real submarine offers fascinating perspective.

Thank britosjm
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A great chance to tour through a submarine and see what life on board was like. You have to go down some narrow stairs to get onboard (so if you have mobility issues or don't like small spaces, you may want to reconsider). It's a...More

Thank cchina
Reviewed September 3, 2018

A thrill to get a peek at submarine life! Much respect for our men and women in service, not an easy life in these close corridors. Keep your head down!

Thank mikeandtinarusso
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

If you get a chance, you should definitely visit the USS Nautilus. It was very educational and really fun! We spent close to two hours touring the submarine and museum.

Thank 6happyhikers
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Most of us only experience a real submarine on TV. The USS Nautilus provides the unique opportunity to see what it really looks and feels like to be inside a sub. It is an awesome, eye-opening experience. Took my two grandsons, age 5 and 10....More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

An amazing museum. Perfect for all ages. Interesting displays, lots of hands-on items, films, and lots of smartly done timelines. And the walk through the sub is mind-blowing.

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John B
August 10, 2018|
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no, it has steep ladders, bulkheads to climb through and is challenging for me