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“History and a 3-D Movie” 4 of 5 stars
Review of USS LEXINGTON

USS LEXINGTON
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
+1 361-888-4873
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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Houston, Texas
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“History and a 3-D Movie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

lots and lots of history here. If you can only visit one deck -check out the really cool air planes and jets on the top deck' there are two 3-D films one is included in the price of admission -take your pick

Visited July 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Well Worth The Time And money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

You Could Easily Spend At Least 3 Hours Here To Look At Everything. There Are 5 Different Self Guided Tours. I Have Spent As Much Or More Other Places To TourA Submarine, And This Is Just One Part of The Tour. Very Interesting. Totally Worth Spending An Afternoon Here.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth
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“Visiting the Lady Lex”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

A great experience for both the history buff and the casual history visitor. There are five self guided tours available. Each is devoted to a different part of the ship; such as, the outside flight deck with the 20 historic aircraft on display. So if time is an issue, you can chose the tour that would be of the most interest to your group. Just opened before our visit was a new scale model Gallery of Warbirds and Warships . This exhibit was extremely well done and will be expanding in the future. On their web site, there is a list of model donations they are seeking for this exhibit. These models were done by master craftsmen from all over the country. Also, loved the 3-D movie on the assistance given during the Haiti earthquake. The USS South Dakota ship model were amazing sitting on the Hanger Deck. It is 30 foot long. The original ship was 680 feet long. Pay parking is available across the street, and they run a golf cart type of transport between the ground display to the ship's entrance, which is handy since that is a long walk.

Visited June 2013
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“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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