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This week, we take you on a guided tour of OMSI to see the exhibits, attractions, food options and help you plan your visit. OMSI sits right on the bank of the Willamette River in Portland area and has several exhibit halls, hands on laboratory areas, and special features like the USS Blueback Submarine, a panoramic Theatre, a rotating exhibit hall, a Planetarium, an excellent scientific gift shop and more.

This week, we take you to explore the submarine USS Blueback, docked next to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. This Barbal-class diesel electric submarine was first launched as SS-581 in 1959 and was in service until decommissioning in 1990. In 1994 the submarine was docked alongside of OMSI and has been available for tours since.