Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships visit Tennessee Valley

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DECATUR, Ala. - You have a chance to step back into 1492.  Replicas of the Nina and Pinta, two of the ships used in Christopher Columbus' voyage to the new world, are in Decatur.   The replica 15th century ships were built by hand and travel together as part of a sailing museum.

According to the schedule from the Columbus Foundation, the ships will be at the Decatur Harbor by Hard Dock Restaurant, 3755 U.S. 31 North, through September 27.

The boats are also scheduled to make stops at Ditto Landing in Huntsville on September 29-October 9, and the old marina site in Guntersville October 11-16.

The exhibit is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Adults are $8, seniors (60 and older) are $7, and children between the ages of 5-16 are $6. Age 4 and under are free.  Group rates are available.

You can find more information at the Columbus Foundation's website.