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The Santa Maria Columbus

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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 tall...

Visitors experience life at sea while exploring a working 15th-century tall ship.

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The Santa Maria Columbus

I've visited the Santa Maria Columbus two times. I visited the first year it was open to the public in the late 1980's. The Santa Maria Columbus is a replica of the original... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robin R
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Santa Maria Columbus two times. I visited the first year it was open to the public in the late 1980's. The Santa Maria Columbus is a replica of the original Santa Maria in the explorations of Christopher Columbus. The vessel is small inside with a few artifacts. I think children of all ages might enjoy this.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The ship has been removed to enable the city to put in the Scioto mile walking park which is a very nice addition to the downtown attractions. They may bring it back or put it in another location. You may want to check before driving down to the park if that is all you wanted to see.

Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Just a fun thing to walk through if you have a few minutes and are interested in seeing it. Nice reproduction gives a perspective on what the Pilgrims risked crossing the ocean.

Thank Don F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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..

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Peter R
Utica, New York
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999 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 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 7, 2015 via mobile

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 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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43 reviews
15 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 

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