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Address: 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
Phone Number: +1 361-888-4873
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of...

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.Elevator from the Hangar Deck to the Flight Deck is now available.Welcome Aboard!

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History combined with fun

It was our first visit to the USS Lexington and we were glad we went. Although not much into naval or military history, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves walking around the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 8, 2016
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

It was our first visit to the USS Lexington and we were glad we went. Although not much into naval or military history, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves walking around the different decks. We read the info on most of the various aircrafts. Besides those each deck had many detailed and very interesting displays. Some of which were actually entertaining, e.g.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

We loved the view of the bay from the flight deck. The aircraft were a neat attraction and the movie was phenomenal. If you have children, they will probably become bored easily and it's hot inside the ship. I'm not sure I would expect to stay here long if I brought my nieces, but I believe they would enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

I could spend a week at this museum. I don't know where else I've ever touched so much history. The price is low and they offer a military discount. Overall, an over the top experience for me.

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Thank Douglas L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit and share in the history of this great aircraft carrier. The various military planes on the flight deck are a valued attraction. The onboard mess hall is a great stop for a bite to eat and t he gift shop has great hats and t-shirts for the avid military fan.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Good value for the money. Fun for young and old. Interesting exhibits for all ages. Hands on for adults snd kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

My mom has visited twice, and both time we had to go. It is different every time. There is so much history there, and so much interesting to see and do. I could easily spend an entire day there. They add new things every year. The last time I was there (July 2013) they had added some video game-like attractions,... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Vey well done. Love all the history about the Lexington and all of the other ships and displays. The Space 3D movie was an unexpected surprise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

i learned things about history of the Navy that gave me a new understanding that vets of the past went through. A bit humbling. I highly recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

I wanted to compare it to the Yorktown but this is a really great place to visit. Lots of history and docents were knowledgeable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

You need to get ready for super steep stairs that is for sure! It was also a dissapointing that people in wheelchair cant go pretty much anywhere in the ship. But overall it was pretty nice experience, I got pretty claustrophobic down the levels but when you get past that it is okay. Great place to go indeed.

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