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Ohio River Museum

601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
+1 740-373-3750
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Nice experience

My brother was interested in stern-wheel riverboats, so we visited. The museum was good, but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Virginia
OK Museum

This is an OK museum that is focused on river boats and the associated culture. The displays were... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
+1 740-373-3750
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother was interested in stern-wheel riverboats, so we visited. The museum was good, but the guided tour was the highlight. We learned a lot about the local economy and the steam technology of the time. Very worthwhile.

Thank J3Pilot
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
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...More

1  Thank Chops1971
Reviewed 23 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
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...More

Thank takethistoheart
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...More

Thank Gadi W
Reviewed 24 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,...More

Thank dmwnc1959
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
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...More

Thank Dianne M
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...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?

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How long should we allow for the tour of this museum? What is the cost? Going in October.
26 September 2015|
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Response from magisjim | Reviewed this property |
if you are just doing the Museum and not the W.P. Snyder or Martius Campus, I would say an hour, unless you really study the exhibits. The W.P. Snyder and Ohio River Museum are together. We did not fell that the Maritus... More