Ohio's capital city, Columbus marks the approximate center of the state. Located on the banks of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, the city was named for Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus; a full-size replica of his flagship the Santa Maria is docked downtown and serves as a history museum of Columbus' day. This is a lively city, combining a strong preservationist ethic with forward-thinking development. In the Brewery District, old brick warehouses have been converted into clubs and brewpubs while German Village preserves some 233 acres of mid-19C residences. The Ohio State University, with almost 60,000 students, boasts one of the largest enrollments in the nation.