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Address: 90 W. Broad St., Scioto River, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-645-8760
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Description: Visitors experience life at sea while exploring a working 15th-century...
Visitors experience life at sea while exploring a working 15th-century tall ship.
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Fun for inspiring awe into young children. The area around the Santa Maria have progressively changed into decent walking space to explore the waterfront in Columbus. Teenagers... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Thankfully gone and forgotten! Hey, Christopher Columbus landed not in Columbus, not North America, but the island of Hispaniola.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited the replica of Columbus' ship several times in the past but it's been removed. We checked it out again & it's gone! Columbus Dispatch suggests that it might never be repaired. Might never be back because repairs will have to be paid privately. For now, nothing to see.

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Ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fun for inspiring awe into young children. The area around the Santa Maria have progressively changed into decent walking space to explore the waterfront in Columbus. Teenagers might get bored, especially if they were brought several times as kids.

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Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It has been removed and is in dry dock somewhere. The latest news is $1 million is needed to repair it and get it put back into the rive. Things are not looking good for the replica. If you are looking to see it, don't waste your time it isn't there and may never be.

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West Yorkshire
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508 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Wish there was something noting that it had been romoved and much building work is taking place in the area, so after searching for it came to the conclusion it had been removed whilst all the work on the river bank was being completed. Hope to visit again when it returns based on previous reviews.

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Dublin, Oh
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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Chicago
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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West Covina, California
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Named for Christopher Columbus, it isn’t surprising that Columbus, Ohio would have a replica of his ship, the Santa Maria. What is surprising is the craft’s size. It is tiny. At first glance it is hard to believe it’s a full-size replica of the Santa Maria and not a scale-down model. It’s barely 98-feet long. Not even half the length... More 

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Columbus, OH
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143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Took my daughters for a tour and I think we were on the boat and off in about 20 minutes. Boat is small and the tour person didn't really seem like they were all that knowledgeable. Boat wasn't that interesting and my girls felt it was a waste of time too.

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