The Santa Maria is tied up next to Battelle Park. While it's NOT the ship Christopher Columbus took to the new world, it sure looks like it. Tours last about 45 minutes and dramatize the daring and determination it took for Columbus and his explorers to set out on their mission. Tour participants can imagine the lives the sailors and explorers led by interacting with replicas of the navigational tools they used and playing the games they played to pass the time. Touted as the world's most authentic, museum-quality replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria also offers special children's tours, events, and parties.