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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II.The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Islands; Beaches; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch of white sand beach, scenic... more » Owner description: A 15-minute drive from downtown Corpus Christi transports you to this magnificent 70-mile stretch of white sand beach, scenic dunes and warm ocean water, offering ideal conditions for swimming, fishing, beach-combing, windsurfing, camping, bird-watching and viewing wildlife. « less
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
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Ranked #5 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
A popular site for bird watching that is located near Corpus Christi, Texas.
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #8 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Art Center of Corpus Christi has been nurturing South Texas artists since 1972. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit... more » Owner description: The Art Center of Corpus Christi has been nurturing South Texas artists since 1972. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organganization. The Art Center has 3 main galleries which host local and regional artists. We also have a regularly rotating members gallery that serves our member artists. Aside from exhibits we host workshops and classes for all ages. The Art Center of Corpus Christi is also a premier wedding destination. We are an ideal Bay Front location for weddings, parties, and business meetings. We are open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 1pm-4pm and Closed on Mondays « less
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Ranked #9 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 330 different... more » Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 330 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular visitor attraction has welcomed over 10 million visitors since its grand opening in July 1990. Conveniently located on North Beach, the Texas State Aquarium is just minutes from Corpus Christi's downtown district, convention center complex, and museums.The Texas State Aquarium Association is a not-for-profit, educational institution that does not receive any city, state, or federal funding for its operations. Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a new and exciting discovery of animals that remind us all of our responsibility to those whose world we share.The Aquarium's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Each year, thousands of protected, endangered or threatened species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Program is to rehabilitate, and whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Aquarium's mission is connecting people with nature and inspiring the conservation of the Gulf of Mexico. « less
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Ranked #10 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Popular with families, the museum focuses on the history and culture of South Texas with something for everyone, including... more » Owner description: Popular with families, the museum focuses on the history and culture of South Texas with something for everyone, including relics from a 1554 shipwreck, recreations of two of the three ships used for Columbus's voyage to the New World, an interactive weather station, a children's section with marine activities and numerous artifacts. « less
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Ranked #11 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of... more » Owner description: A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of orchids, an idyllic rose garden, desert and tropical flowers, wetlands, forest and many opportunities for bird watching. « less
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Ranked #12 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Watch the migration of thousands of birds from your secluded campsite.
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Other
Pier that is open to the public 24 hours a day for fishing
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Ranked #14 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: A striking, all white building on the water, this art museum was voted one of the best in southern Texas. Although permanent... more » Owner description: A striking, all white building on the water, this art museum was voted one of the best in southern Texas. Although permanent exhibits feature art from the region, the museum is known for its rotating exhibits of fine art work in different mediums. « less
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Ranked #16 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Museums
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Ranked #17 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Scenic Drives
Scenic drive from Downtown Corpus Christi along Ocean Drive with gorgeous views of the bay.
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Ranked #20 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature and Parks
City park that is a favorite of birdwatchers; home to egrets, herons, terns and other species.
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Ranked #21 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #22 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge is located in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the southeast part of the city, near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision. It is on the western shore of... more »

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Ranked #24 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Historical area of beautifully restored homes of Corpus Christi's founders.
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Ranked #25 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #26 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
An easy 3/4-mile loop through dunes, interior grassland and marsh.
Ranked #27 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Nature and Parks
A favorite site for birdwatchers.
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Ranked #28 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #29 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #30 of 33 attractions in Corpus Christi
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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