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Ohio River Museum, Marietta

(3.5/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
The Ohio River Museum is a museum that interprets the history of the Ohio River. The museum is situated on the Muskingum River, near its confluence with the Ohio River, in Marietta, Ohio.

Among the museum's collection is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., the last steam powered towboat on the river.

The museum is located at 39°25′14″N 81°27′46″W / 39.42056°N 81.46278°W, a block from the Campus Martius Museum.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 O...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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 models, paintings, and artifacts. A definitive Must-see while in Marietta!