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Address: 90 W. Broad St., Scioto River, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-645-8760
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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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the nina and the pinta and the???????????

having just spent an afternoon up close and personal with these two ships [boats?] at the marina in steubenville...where they pulled in to refuel...I was disheartened to hear from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Frank P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

having just spent an afternoon up close and personal with these two ships [boats?] at the marina in steubenville...where they pulled in to refuel...I was disheartened to hear from the captain that the santa maria in Columbus was being dismantled...and its return was questionable...sad..

1 Thank Frank P
Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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978 reviews
584 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 405 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.

Thank RonL40
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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.

1 Thank Caizhou
Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
26 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.

3 Thank Bestreview713
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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572 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 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.

3 Thank Yorkie1948
Dublin, Oh
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

2 Thank DarbyDublin_OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

3 Thank Tracy R
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114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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

1 Thank David A
West Covina, California
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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