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USS LEXINGTON

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Address: 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone Number: +1 361-888-4873
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier...
Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II.The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than a dozen aircraft.5 Tour Routes,3D MEGA Theater,Ship's Store,Mess Deck and Flight Simulator. National Historic Landmark located on North Beach.
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I have been to the "lex" several times with kids or guests from out of town and we have always had a good time. Seeing an aircraft carrier of the WW 2 and Korean era is a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to the "lex" several times with kids or guests from out of town and we have always had a good time. Seeing an aircraft carrier of the WW 2 and Korean era is a good experience for all. Getting around for older folks can be hard since we are dealing with a ship built for young men

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What an opportunity to visit such a great example of our country's impressive Navy. The tour was very informational!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was one heck of an experience. Absolutely amazing !!! As many other people have pointed out, you need a good 4-5 hours to cover all the 5 decks/sections. It is exhausting but enriching ; you'll need to wring yourselves through some narrow aisles & steep stairs, but in the end, it's every bit worth the effort. The ship is... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We opted to take the golf cart ride up to the ship. Admission cost was discounted in my case as I am a Canadian Forces member. Learned about the history of the ship and its' connection to Texas. Seeing all the aircraft on and below deck as well as the living quarters for the sailors was eye opening. Being a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in Texas for our honeymoon and we visited the Lexington while we were there. We first noticed it at night when it was lit up so beautiful. We went back when they were open. My husband likes air carriers so this was very impressive for him. We got to see the planes on the take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The USS Lexington is a must visit attraction when in Corpus Christi. It provides a truly unique experience on board. Explore every area of the ship and see the crew quarters, engine room and more up close. Make sure to take comfortable shoes because you will do plenty of climbing stairs and walking. The deck has a great view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

very good and interesting to explore and learn about the army. fun place to go and need to walk alot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

"Lady Lex" is a must see when you visit Corpus Christi. History comes alive as you tour the ship and experience life aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to tour this aircraft carrier mid-week. Very interesting and lots to see. We spends several hours there by choice. I would definitely recommend taking a tour if this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Everyone should visit the USS Lexington! I was not all that excited to go at first, but I loved it. It was very interesting. My kids loved it and I am so happy that we went.

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Additional Information about USS LEXINGTON

Address: Address: 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Phone Number: +1 361-888-4873
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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