Replicas of the famous 'Pinta' and 'Nina' on display | News
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships the ‘Pinta' and the ‘Nina' are now on display on Louisville's riverfront.
Both ships tour together as a new and improved sailing museum to educate the public and school children on the Caravel, a Portuguese ship used by many early explorers, including Columbus, to explore the world.
The ‘Nina' was built completely by hand, without the use of power tools. Archaeology Magazine called the ship the "most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." The ‘Pinta' was recently built to accompany the Nina on her travels.
The ships will be docked at Joe's Crab Shack on 131 West River Road
While in port, the public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5 to 16. Children 4 and under can enter for free.
The ships will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and no reservations are necessary.
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