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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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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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Great museum with a lot of information!!!

Visited here because the husband is a history buff and loves touring these kind of things. We made it a day trip from San Antonio to Corpus Christi to see the USS Lexington... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited here because the husband is a history buff and loves touring these kind of things. We made it a day trip from San Antonio to Corpus Christi to see the USS Lexington. About a 2 hour drive, but definitely worth it. Cost of the museum includes five self guided tours, and a 3D video. We really enjoyed wandering the... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you like history this is a great place. I would suggest not July or August though. It gets pretty hot on some of the decks. There is usually a crew there restoring some of the old aircraft so definately try to check that out. The ship was also used for part of hte filming of Pearl Harbor so thats... More 

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Its mainly for people who have an attraction to this type of things, but over all is good, top level not for handicap

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This is avreally interesting and interactive tour of the ship. You have access to many of the areas on the ship. There is lots of walking so comfortable shoes are a must. It is also extremely hot in the summer months. Dress accordingly and drink water.

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Burleson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Historical ship that is reported to have paranormal activity. Very interesting! Make sure you don't rush through and read the story's posted about.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The USS Lexington is a great experience for all members of a family...young to old. It is rich with history. You can see how the seaman lived and where, first-hand. You are allowed on all decks of the ship. It is fascinating! I live here in Corpus Christi and have been on the Lex many times. Over the years, they... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You see aircraft carriers in a movie but it is not the same as to experience first hand. While small compared to the newest ones it is huge. Hard to tell how big until you are actually on the ship. Plenty to see and once visited you will never look at a movie again about carriers the same way. Well... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is fun to walk around the carrier. There are lots of military airplanes to see on the top deck, and lots of good exhibits throughout the ship. If you are in town in February and if you like big band music of WWII era, to to the annual Stage Door Canteen Dance (usually on a Saturday night around Valentines... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent for families, with children of school age. There are areas of ship not accessible for strollers oor wheel chairs. With my 14 year old neice and her friend we spent 6 hours touring the ship. Due to the nature of the ship be prepared for stairs and tight areas.

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Nueces County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are interested in military ships and planes, this is the place for you! Wear comfortable shoes and plan to stay a while.

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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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