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USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park

Port of Benton Blvd, Richland, WA 99354
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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
Brown_Samantha
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Washington
Up periscope!

Several of us visited the Triton park and found it to be interesting and educational. The Port of... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Jacksons4112015
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West Richland, Washington
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Port of Benton Blvd, Richland, WA 99354
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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

2  Thank Brown_Samantha
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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.

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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

1  Thank Derek W
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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.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

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

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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.

1  Thank Kurt L
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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

1  Thank BernieandJune
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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.

Thank James M
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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

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

If within a reasonable range, this is worth the effort to review. The 'sail' of the first submarine to circumnavigate the Earth submerged. The sail itself is neat, but there's not much to it, a couple of info placards. If one plans ahead, there is...More

2  Thank funtobeme
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josh1961
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.
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josh1961
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.
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KingofThings
8 April 2016|
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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
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