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“Worth the visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of USS LEXINGTON

USS LEXINGTON
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
800-523-9539, 361-888-4873
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Military Bases/ Facilities
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Visitors can tour the most highly decorated aircraft carrier of World War II, now a floating museum since its retirement after 48 years of service, a longer tour than any other ship in the U.S. Navy. The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than a dozen aircraft, and visitors can explore the vessel, watch a video, and try a flight simulation.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Nice set up you can get a ride up and down the long walkway to the boat (sounds silly but remember it is HOT down here). They have 5 tours set up, took about 2 hours to go through the tours and look around for some souveniers. Enjoyed by all from 8 yrs old to 46 yrs old.

Visited June 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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“Kids liked it too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A great time filler before check in time at our hotel. We're not accustomed to the heat and humidity, but even then, some parts were air conditioned so we had some breaks from the heat. I'm a history buff, so maybe this review is biased. I loved it. Love the planes, love being able to see the types of ships my dad worked on, love the Pearl Harbor exhibit. The movie was so-so, the flight simulator was so-so. I like the self guided tour, gives you time to read and enjoy yourself. The kids were allowed to play on some stuff, and they LOVED the anti-aircraft guns. Overall, I suggest this to anyone who enjoys history or needs to kill some time before going to the beach.

Visited June 2013
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Must see for World War II buffs. Self guided tours with access to many of the ship's levels. Great piece of history.

Visited June 2013
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Salt Lake, Utah
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“Navy's in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Even though my husband was on a carrier when we met, I am still amazed and awed whenever we visit one of these ships. We had our 7 year old grandson and he was totally fascinated. He wanted to see every nook and cranny of this ship and I think we did! The 3-D movie Rescue was wonderful (it was about the rescue efforts during the Haiti earthquake) There was lots of helpful staff to answer questions and the displays regarding Pearl Harbor were terrific. I cannot say enough it was just a great experience and one not to miss no matter your what your age. They do Live Onboard and have all kinds of programs.

Visited June 2013
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Really cool bit of history!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It's an awesome experience. Big groups call in advance they have discounts. They do have overnights also. I recommend coming in cooler months if possible it is hot and humid in summer!! Movie they offer is really cool. If you are military buff it will take awhile.

Visited June 2013
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