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The Santa Maria Columbus - CLOSED

90 W Broad St, Scioto River, Columbus, OH 43215-9000
+1 614-645-8760
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Worth waiting for the return.

My Camp Fire club members and my own children have really enjoyed the Santa Maria. They have taken... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2014
Dublin, Oh
Don't bother!!

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

Reviewed 7 June 2014
Tracy R
via mobile
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Visitors experience life at sea while exploring a working 15th-century tall ship.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
15 Mar 2016
“Santa Maria Leaves downtown Columbus”
2 Feb 2016
“The Santa Maria Columbus”
90 W Broad St, Scioto River, Columbus, OH 43215-9000
+1 614-645-8760
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Reviewed 7 July 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...More

2  Thank DarbyDublin_OH
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

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
Reviewed 16 April 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
Reviewed 30 November 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...More

5  Thank richardb1207
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

3  Thank jacketsman
Reviewed 6 October 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...More

4  Thank tiggerthehun
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We've taken our little homeschool family there twice over the last few years. Seeing all the replicas of actual things found on the ship from 1492 was so cool. I would recommend this attraction to anyone with kids or anyone that loves history. My kids...More

1  Thank Amber N
Reviewed 20 September 2013

With my numerous visits to Columbus over the years, I never once knew that the Santa Maria Replica was here! What a lost treasure right here in central Ohio! I don't understand why the city doesn't market this wonderful piece of adventure and education. Everyone...More

1  Thank mariedett
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Gooooooo! We took our 4 kids last year, during the Halloween season, to the Santa Maria. What at first seemed a poor situation (we waited forever in line...that was horrible) ended up being terrific. Our 4 girls have long been enamored of sailing, history, pirates,...More

1  Thank Carmichael2359
Reviewed 13 September 2013

For all its worth, it does look dated, run down, and in need of refurbishment. Not wheelchair friendly, but I suspect, being so close to all of Central Ohio's history, and Law buildings, it's good for school outings/visits. Personally, I've never seen the real Santa...More

Thank jaimeglenn
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