Since we were already at the Ohio Statehouse, we thought we would take the tour of the Santa Maria, which is a short two block walk to the river. This was not worth the $16 entrance fee... but would have been happy at about $10 for the four of us.
This being the first week that it is open in the year, I sort of expected two things:
1) The boat would be in the best shape of the season
2) The tour guide would be fresh and excited.
Sadly neither was the case.
We did learn a decent amount about Christopher Columbus and the voyage in general. The tour felt a little flat and somewhat rushed. Since there was only one tour guide, we had to leave the boat when she did and could not spend any time exploring.
I felt as though it was worth the money for my kids (11 and 12) to understand what challenges early explorers faced when setting out for the New World, so for that reason I give it three stars. Don't make this a priority stop in Columbus, but if you are looking for a half hour to kill, come aboard.
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