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Address: 601 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
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+1 740-373-3750

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The tour made the difference

The museum is small and has some odor. It probably saw better days. It is interesting. But what made me select 4 out of 5 was the tour of the steam boat, which was well-guided... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Gadi W
Cleveland, Ohio
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,299 reviews
599 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is an OK museum that is focused on river boats and the associated culture. The displays were OK, not sure if I would spend much time here though.

Thank RickMIusa
Columbus, Ohio
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I visited the Ohio River Museum after visiting the Campus Martius Museum. It is conveniently located just a block from the Campus Martius Museum, so you can park there and walk to the Ohio River Museum. We picked the most perfect autumn day for this, as the neighborhood both museums are located in contain historical homes with... More 

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Belpre, Ohio
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This must be a stop if you're in town. Great history and items from the past. Neat to see the old stern wheeler and an excellent guided tour. Ticket price is very reasonable. Just amazing to see the boating history of the Ohio valley.

Thank vacatraveler12
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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12 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Ohio River Museum was very historical and taught me much about Marietta and the river. A lot of it were things my peers learned when they attended school as children in Marietta but since I did not attend elementary school in this city I did not learn these things. It is always a good experience to go and very... More 

Thank takethistoheart
Cleveland, Ohio
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91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The museum is small and has some odor. It probably saw better days. It is interesting. But what made me select 4 out of 5 was the tour of the steam boat, which was well-guided. Both the mechanics of the ship and the life on the boat were told. The guide tailored the tour to the audience. It was very... More 

Thank Gadi W
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful surprise and well worth seeing. If touring the nearby Campus Martius museum do this first, as it'll give you a chance to see the W.P. Snyder and grounds exhibits while the sun is hitting their 'good side' for photography purposes, beat the crowds, and while the morning is still cool and comfortable. Lots of great steamboat and paddleboat... More 

Thank dmwnc1959
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315 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I enjoyed looking around the museum and the displays outside and touring the W.P. Snyder boat plan to spend a few hours here.

Thank cainrcc
Bainbridge Ross County, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My brothres and I, all seniors, went to see it and were delighted. It was filled with things we wanted to see and so many models and photos of the river steamboats and stuff. We thought we'd spend 30 minutes and ended there for over 2 hours. The tour of the WW Snyder is awesome and so informative. You get... More 

Thank Dianne M
Columbus, Ohio
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177 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were there as President and Mrs. Lincon and welcomed many guests going through the museum. They were able to learn about the flatboat Mr. Lincoln worked on as well as the boat lifter he invented - the only president to hold a patton! There was an amazing interpreter named Susan who taught about how the Ohio river was formed... More 

Thank Barbara B
FOMMarketingDirector, Public Relations Manager at Ohio River Museum, responded to this review

Barbara B: It sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed the museum but you gave a rating of 1 out of 5. Was there an issue during your visit or do you have any suggestions on how we can improve our visitor experience? More 

McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Only open from April-October the museum offers a wide array of items from various steamboats throughout history and some interesting information on the means of shipping the highlight is the WP Synder moored alongside the museum. Docent led tours are informative and insteresting. The museum has 3 galleries stuffed with steamboat models, pictures and random parts of now defunct steamboats.... More 

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