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Good piece of history small area nothing too extraordinary

Sure it is a big part of nuclear submarine history, but the area is very small and certainly... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Another Piece of World History in the Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities is fortunate to be at the center of several significant points in world history... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Derek W
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Not really a park. Only the submarine and a small parking lot. You can see the submarine on the land. Very interesting. Just beside the river trail on Richland, people park there and run/bike on the trail. It is the landmark of north end of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tongan J
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Sure it is a big part of nuclear submarine history, but the area is very small and certainly wouldn't drive extra out of the way to see it. The small park is located near office buildings occupied by the Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Small...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Several of us visited the Triton park and found it to be interesting and educational. The Port of Benton has done an excellent job of preserving the history of this famous submarine.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The Tri-Cities is fortunate to be at the center of several significant points in world history: first full-scale nuclear reactor (Hanford B Reactor), co-observatory that proved existence of gravitational waves (LIGO), location of prehistoric skeleton (Kennewick Man), etc. While the sail of the USS Triton...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Derek W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

As ex-Navy it's interesting to just see the sail of a submarine poking up out of a concrete slab. But for anyone who has never seen this part of a sub, it's an interesting visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The design for double reactors is perfected by the time reactor technology advanced so quickly the boat was obsolete

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank albertk199354
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Obviously, there is the historical significance of the Triton sub. My low rating is simply that it's "docked" in an uneventful location and there is no tour of sorts. Pretty low key and I would not recommend traveling a great distance to see this memorial.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting exhibit if you have an interest in submarines, which I do as a former submariner. The information panels only cover a small bit of the history behind the Triton and Google/Wikipedia gives a much more complete picture of this sub's unusual...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This large construction Sat t the end of a road in an industrial area. It was interesting to read the submarine history. Worth 20 minutes.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank James M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You drive down the street and suddenly...there is is, a submarine ship seeming to be coming out of the Columbia River. What a sight! Please take some time to travel north on George Washington Way in Richland, WA and look for this park near the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Marlys M
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Marlys M | Reviewed this property |
It is an open display, so can be seen at any time.
6 August 2017|
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Response from funtobeme | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's really just "the sail" of a submarine on a pedestal. There's no office... you can tour the inside, but you have to make arrangements before hand and I'm not sure how to do that bit.
8 April 2016|
Response from Gerald W | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no Visitor's Center. But at the other end of town, by the Columbia River, is the local museum. It has a tremendous amount of information about the local history of the Manhattan Project, the takeover of the... More