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The Santa Maria Columbus

243 North Fifth Street, Scioto River, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #53 of 77 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Landmarks
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Owner description: Visitors experience life at sea while exploring a working 15th-century tall ship.

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Dublin, Oh
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My Camp Fire club members and my own children have really enjoyed the Santa Maria. They have taken advantage of the overnight programs where they get to eat the food, try the jobs, and sleep like the sailors. For a quick visit, it gives a great example of the small size of the ships that Columbus used. For the next... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Not open - don't waste your time!!! Would be nice if website was updated letting people know they are not open. Disappointing!

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

went to columbus to vist family they brought us to the santa maria that was a cool ship to see the kids loved it they didnt want to leave

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Taylor, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Please disregard the above 5th street address. It has nothing to do with the tour of the ship. The ticket office is located on the river next to Santa Maria . It's an enclosed floating platform which also contains a small gift shop. It' a small ship and I cannot imagine the horrid conditions while sailing across the Atlantic. The... More

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Amanda, Ohio
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243 reviews 243 reviews
112 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

It is a beautiful likeness of our history. Being a dreary wet day gave it the atmosphere of way back when. What great sculptures are in this park. A must do for summer to keep kids brains alert.

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Toronto, Canada
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506 reviews 506 reviews
149 attraction reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I must say that I came across The Santa Maria Columbus quite by accident. I am sure glad that I did! For $4.50 per adult, you get a half an hour to forty-five minute tour of the closest known replica of the Santa Maria, the boat that Christopher Columbus sailed across in 1492 that launched large scale settlement to the... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We had my son's 5th birthday party here. The replica is stunning, the tour guides were funny and engaging. Would do it again in a heart beat!

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Mullens, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Santa Maria was 1 of the stops we made while on our mini family vacation to the area. The ticket booth could have been more noticeable. The tour was great. The tour guide made our experience worth it. She had a great personality, lots of enthusiasm, answered questions, and terrific with all the kids and adults.

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Ellet, Ohio, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My family and I visited the Santa Maria after our trip to the State House. What a disappointment. Our tour guide was not very good, she even had a slight attitude. My kids were so bored, I would not reccomend this for families with young children. It was $4.50 per person, which is incredibley high considering there is not much... More

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Mason, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Since we were already at the Ohio Statehouse, we thought we would take the tour of the Santa Maria, which is a short two block walk to the river. This was not worth the $16 entrance fee... but would have been happy at about $10 for the four of us. This being the first week that it is open in... More

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