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Queen Mary Overview and History
Queen Mary in Long Beach

Queen Mary and the Russian Submarine Scorpion in Long Beach, CA

Photo © 2013 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

The Queen Mary is the most famous landmark in Long Beach, just half hour from LAX or Downtown LA. The ship is now a hotel and attraction with a variety of restaurants, nightlife, tours and special events on board. The Queen Mary is purported to be haunted, and there are many activities on board centered around ghostly activities, including the Ghosts and Legends special effects show and the annual Queen Mary Dark Harbor haunted ship attraction.

The Queen Mary is located at the south end of the 710 Freeway, on the water in Long Beach. The property includes the outdoor Queen Mary Events Park and the Queen Mary Dome, which once housed Howard Hughes' albatros of an airplane, the Spruce Goose.
Address: 1126 Queen's Hwy, Long Beach, Ca. 90802
Phone: (562) 435-3511
Website: www.queenmary.com

History

The former luxury ocean liner and WWII military transport clocked a thousand and one trips across the Atlantic before settling in its current home. The elegant lady's maiden voyage departed from South Hampton, England in 1936. From 1940 to 1944, the ship was deployed as a military transport. It returned to luxury cruise service after the war. The Queen Mary was retired in 1967 and opened as a hotel and exhibit in Long Beach in 1971.

Queen Mary Exhibits
Daytime Tours on the Queen Mary
Night Tours of the Queen Mary
Queen Mary Hours, Admission and Parking Info
Queen Mary Hotel
Queen Mary Spa
Queen Mary Tips and Tricks Annual Events at the Queen Mary Go to Queen Mary Photo Gallery

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