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Queen Mary / Spruce Goose, California: 6 reviews and 10 photos

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We couldnt pass Long Beach on our way south without stopping here to see the Queen Mary. She was built on Clydebank in Scotland by John Brown & Co. Ltd., for Cunard in 1934 and was launched on 27th May 1936. She also became a troop ship during WWII.
Winston Churchill sailed on her 3 times.
After the war she reverted back to her status of a luxery liner until she decommissioned in 1967. She was removed from the British Registry and became the property of the City of Long Beach on 11th December 1967.
The Disney Corporation bought her in 1988, but in 1992 she reverted back to the City of Long Beach.
Besides being a tourist attraction, where you can see staterooms preserved how they would have been when the ship was launched, she is also a hotel, has restaurants, shops a wedding chapel.
When we visited the car park was packed with huge lorries, and trailers, wires all over the place, on deck also. We were then told that filming was taking place for an episode of the 'X Files'.
There is also exhibits, and a film show.

Address: 1126 Queens Highway
Directions: South end of Long Beach - Highway 710
Phone: 562 435 3511
Website: http://www.queenmary.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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