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Haunted Encounters - Long Beach
Haunted Encounters Queen Mary Review

I am sure eveyone has heard the Queen Mary is one of the most haunted places in the U.S. Whether you believe in this sort of events or not, it is still fun to explore the ship especially down in the engine & exhibit rooms where most folks don't like to explore. They have tours available that takes you to places that most do not get to see. Yet, when you explore on your own, you'll come across in various sections of the ship these plaques that are posted, called "Ghost Sightings" and on each of these plaqes are the stories of those who had experiences of the ghostly nature. So we had fun trying to find them.

Address: 1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach

Phone: (562) 435-3511

Website: http://www.queenmary.com/attractions-events/haunted-encounters.php

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 31, 2013
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Queen Mary Story, Museum & Historic Exhibits - Long Beach
Queen Mary Story, Museum & Historic Exhibits Queen Mary Review

One of the great 20th-century luxury liners, this vessel has been the centerpiece of Long Beach Harbor since 1967. Larger than the Titanic, The Queen Mary allows tourists to take a self-guided tour of the bridge, engine rooms and officers' quarters, while guided tours visit areas of the ship which are otherwise inaccessible.

Yet, the self guided tour you will see most of the ship without having to take any of the other tours. The exhibits are wonderful done and the history of the Queen Mary starts from the left of the room and continues to the right. They have a little theatre, but it was not working that day. We kind of started backwards on the tour and we ended up totally alone towards the back engine rooms. Rather unsettlings or spooky, but it was fun. The whole ship is a museum piece. Make sure you get a map because it will show you where they exhibits are thru the ship. I never get tired of coming here.

Be aware they you will climb stairs up and down through the whole ship.

Address: 1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach

Phone: (562) 435-3511

Website: http://www.queenmary.com/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 30, 2013
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Diana~Legacy of a Princess - Long Beach
Diana~Legacy of a Princess Queen Mary Review

We wanted to see The Diana Legacy of a Princess A Royal Exhibition since he came to Long Beaches Queen Mary. It showcases a priceless collection of evening gowns, dresses, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family. It is very extensive and take your time to see everything. "No photography is allows" Yet, there are some items outside the museum you can take pictures of, so I did. Some of it is very touching and I still feel the loss of such a wonderful caring person. We were glad to finally see the exhibit.

Exhibit Hours & General Info

Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Last entrance is 30 minutes prior to closing.

Address: 1126 Queens Highway • Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 435-3511

Website: http://www.queenmary.com/index.php

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 29, 2013
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The Queen Mary~The Grey Ghost Queen Mary Review

I've have visited the Queen Mary many of times, but that was since the Spruce Goose days. Sadley that has been sold. That was a neat piece of our history. I have history with the Queen Mary, since this is the ship that brought my mom back home during WWII. She thinks nothing of it, but I am pretty proud of my mom serving during WWII. She shared a very small bunk room with five other girls and they had to have armed escorts anytime they went anywhere on the ship. She said she got a little sea sick because at the time they were still cruising back a forth just incase any enemy subs were still out to sea. Still, she has fond memories of the Grey Ghost and so every time you visit Long Beach, you have to visit the Queen Mary.

"Some folks thinks she is tours trap and I disagree whole heartly!! She is a hidden gem and I I think a must to see. She has tours, hotel, shops, restaurants, and museum. A great way to spend a day:)

The Queen Mary’s story is rich with history, elegance and grandeur. From the time her construction began in 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland. Upon her Maiden Voyage in 1936 the Queen Mary was considered the grandest ship ever built and the elite of high society.

In 1939, at the start of the World War II, the Queen Mary was drafted into service and outfitted as a troopship. Deemed the Grey Ghost due to her new camouflaged grey exterior, she joined the Allied Forces and played a crucial role. When the war ended, she was restored to her former glory and continued passenger service. In 1966, Queen Mary was for sale and winning bid was $3.45 million dollars and thus began the ship’s new journey to her new home in Long Beach, California.http://www.queenmary.com/Our-Story.aspx

Address: 1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach

Phone: (562) 435-3511

Website: http://www.queenmary.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2013
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Aquarium of the Pacific Aquarium of the Pacific Review

Located just within the Shoreline Village, Pine Ave Pier is the Aqarium of the Pacific. It is the world's largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. You can meet 11,000 animals as you explore exhibits that represent sunny Southern California, Baja, Northern Pacific, and the reefs of the Tropical Pacific. You can actually touch sharks in the Shark Lagoon and enjoy a AnimalVision 3-D film. It is a place for all ages to enjoy.

Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Directions: Located off Shoreline Drive and Ocean Blvd., around downtown Long Beach

Phone: (562) 590-3100

Website: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2013
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Lions Lighthouse for Sight - Long Beach
Lions Lighthouse for Sight Shoreline Park Review

Located on Shoreline Park, although this is a lovely lighthouse, I think it is just a replica built for the tourist. Still, I had to walk up to it, but couldn't because someone was getting married. It was a beautiful day and couldn't had asked for nicer weather. The lighthouse was built in 2000 sponsered by the Lions Club. You have some beautiful views of Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village from here.

Address: Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 570-3100

Website: http://www.longbeach.gov/park/parks_and_open_spaces/parks/shoreline_aquatic_park.asp

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2011
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Scorpion Russian Submarine - Long Beach
Scorpion Russian Submarine Queen Mary Review

The Soviet designated "Project 641" Diesel Electric Attack Submarine, known to NATO as the Foxtrot Class, was one of the most successful class of submarine ever in service to the Soviet Navy. Seventy-nine Foxtrot's were constructed by the Soviet Union, the second largest class of submarines ever built by them, and the b-427, code named "Scorpion", was one of their best! Manned by a full compliment of 56 sailors, 10 midshipmen and 12 officers. For 22 years, the missions undertaken by "Scorpion" are shrouded in secrecy. In 1994, "Scorpion" was decommissioned and ended her 22 year career as a Cold War Warrior. In 1995, after negotiations, "Scorpion" was purchased and with the help of the Russian Navy was transported to Sydney Australia for display at The National Maritime Museum and 3 years later to Long Beach California.

First Class Passage Includes:
Admission to the Scorpion Submarine

Self-Guided Tour Aboard the Russian Submarine Scorpion
General Admission Ticket to Queen Mary, plus
Choice of Behind-the-Scenes or World War II Guided Tour
Ghosts & Legends Show
Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour
Adult: $32.95, Senior (55+) & Military: $28.95, Child (5-11): $19.95

A-La-Carte Scorpion Ticket:
Adult: $10.95, Senior (55+) & Military: $9.95, Child (5-11): $9.95

Address: 1126 Queensway Drive Long Beach CA 90802

Phone: (562) 435-3511

Website: http://www.russiansublongbeach.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 24, 2011
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Motorsports Walk of Fame - Long Beach
Motorsports Walk of Fame

The Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame is located on a palm-lined public sidewalk on South Pine Avenue in Long Beach’s downtown waterfront next to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and The Pike At Rainbow Harbor entertainment complex.

So, sometimes you just have to look down to see something special. It was funny, while I was reading them, a gentleman was walking by and was like Wow, I never noticed those before...amazing hidden gem just under our feet:)

Directions: Directly in front of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment and across from The Pike At Rainbow Harbor entertainment complex.

Website: http://www.visitlongbeach.com/Public_HTML_folder/Motor_Sports/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 24, 2011
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Wheel Fun Rentals - Long Beach
Wheel Fun Rentals Shoreline Village Review

These are a blast for two or for the whole family. Any chance we get, we like to rent one of these to explore the shores. These bring smiles to the little ones and the big kids.

Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 E. Ocean Blvd, Suite 1900
Long Beach CA 90802

Address: 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA.

Phone: (562) 435-2668

Website: http://www.wheelfunrentals.com/listlocations/18

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 24, 2011
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Villa Riviera 1929 - Long Beach
Villa Riviera 1929

Built at a cost of $2.75 million in from 1927. It is a 16-story French Gothic Building topped with a copper roof that is green patina. Designed by Richard King as luxury residential cooperative. Like so many of the grand buildings in this area, once the depression hit, many went into decline or barely survived. Villa Riviera survived. It was once home to Admirals. It exchanged owners many times and in 1991 was converted into codominiums. On the list of NRHP Reference#96000778.

Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 E. Ocean Blvd, Suite 1900
Long Beach CA 90802

Address: 800 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, Ca 90802

Phone: (800) 452-7829

Website: http://www.visitlongbeach.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 24, 2011
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