Replicas of Columbus’ Ships stop in La Crosse

Ships open to public for tours

Replicas of Columbus’ ships are stopping in La Crosse this week.

If you’d like to see the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’ yourself, the ships are open to the public while in port at Riverside Park. The ships are open every day from 9 in the morning until 6 at night until they leave next Tuesday.

The Nina was built without power tools and is considered the most historically accurate Columbus Replica ever built.

“These ships, you know, they came to the America’s and the once Columbus kind of opened up the route these ships were coming over in the hundreds. Settlements started because of it. These were the ships that brought all those people and supplies over,” said Captain Stephen Sanger.

Admission is eight dollars for adults, seven for seniors, and six for students. Children four and under get in for free.