USS Cod Cleveland
Where is it at?
Marjorie Rosenbaum Plaza
Tel: 216 566-8770
Where are we going today?
Imagine being out under the water with your crew, in small bunks for days on end. Being away from home…not knowing when you’ll be back. Living each day in those cramped quarters.
The USS Cod is a real life submarine from WWII, and its the perfect way for kids to really use their imagination and experience what life on a submarine would have been like - good and bad! The submarine is now a national landmark and right in Cleveland for kids to explore and learn about!
The season runs from May to September, and is a fascinating look at what life on the submarine would have been life. Kids can also learn WWII history, including the battles that took place.
An invaluable history lesson!
The submarine began it's life in 1942, and was launched in 1943. In total, she fought in seven battles - the last being all the way in the South China Sea!
It might not be an easy visit though. The USS Cod hasn't been altered from her original configuration, which means all the original hatchways have to be used. Pretty awesome for kids to experience first hand what it would be like! But smaller kids and those with less mobility will have to be a bit more careful.
Get those history hats on, and enjoy your visit to this incredible piece of American history!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 6 with a paying adult
When can we go?
10am - 5pm daily
May 1 to Sept 30
A fascinating visit for history students! Field trips are encourage, and free parking and discounts are included. .
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out for events such as Pearl Harbor anniversary or ceremonies - they would be amazingly poignant experiences. .
Need a little extra help?
Be careful because the original exits and entrances have to be used, which can be difficult for those with disabilities. If you're unsure just give them a call to discuss your situation. .
What people are saying?
by Darrel Flint
The usscod has tobe one of the best things to do in cleveland
by Kashyap Malkan
Probably one of the best WW2 submarine I have visited. Considered 75% operational, I had a chance to talk to a veteran who has maintained it for 25 years. The interior is authentic material including the China for the 75+ crew. Hit and damp in the boat gave me a slight feeling what it would be like to be on one of these in battle.
by Jason Springs
Great experience! This is something people you just don't see everyday!
by Paul Wesley
Wonderful tour. Highly recommended. God Bless the men and women who served.
by Dave Spence
Hidden gem in Cleveland.