USS LEXINGTON, Corpus Christi

Known as the Blue Ghost, USS LEXINGTON saw service in the Pacific throughout World War II. The ship's name recalls a much earlier war, the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Lexington. The ship was decommissioned in 1991 and opened as a museum. Much of the original ship has been restored using salvaged materials from other ships. It received National Historic Landmark status in 2003 and is permanently docked and open for viewing. Check out interactive displays, such as the MEGAtheater, similar to an IMAX, that is installed in forward aircraft elevator space. Plan to visit USS LEXINGTON during your Corpus Christi vacation using our convenient Corpus Christi online travel route planner .
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  • A must to better understand the history of the 2ięme war. Aircraft carrier very well laid out like a living museum, well renovated aircraft, good explanatory films...
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  • The exhibits and photo ops were nice. The ability to stand next to so many types of military aircraft and stand in a gunnery tower priceless. the climb up and down standard aircraft ladders and stairs...  more »
  • This is a must do in Corpus Christi. A historical place that is presented very well. Climb up the ladders to the bridge.  more »
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  • The USS Lexington is a wonderful experience for all ages! Kids will love it, for sure. At the top of the boat, they have actual air crafts on display. You can sit in a particular one for photos. You can go inside for a tour of this huge ship with a lot of interesting history and neat displays such as model airplanes and boats of many kinds over the years. There are some places that are currently under renovation and blocked off, but are still visible, which can make for a bit of an eerie experience. They do offer snacks and food in their mess hall. Take a trip there and enjoy!
  • One of my favorite places to visit in Texas when I travel to Corpus Christi. Floating piece of history from our nation lot of walking and climbing stairs on this floating city. Really fun to go see how our nations greatest generation lived on this Grey Ghost as she was later named. On the flight deck they have aircraft parked on top and a AA turret you can walk into and see the inside.
  • A definite visit. Takes one back to the periods of war to see how things were then. They even have a movie which showcases further details. One day will not be sufficient to cover all the details of this ship. The volunteers play a key role in making this available the way it is today. Volunteers deserve a Big Thanks!!! Kids will enjoy this as well.
  • Son wanted to check this out while we were on vacation. Spent a good part of the day here checking it all out. Had a theater where we watched a movie about the USS Lexington. They have a golf cart shuttle to take people from the parking lot to the ship since it is a good walk to get to it. Think everyone should go at least once and check it out if they are in the area.
  • Worth one time visit. My review is only from point of tourism And history this place needs to employee better guides and the timely shows for history needs to be upgraded. Audio visual for the timely shows lacks impact to keep visitors interested. Personally being engineer and interest in history always fascinated by such historically important places. And have high regards for all forms of defense establishments.

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Corpus Christi offers an array of lodging throughout the city. Seaside condos, hotels, and motels clustered around the northern point of North Padre Island and spread along Mustang Island offer views over the Gulf of Mexico, and you can also set up a tent or park an RV at one of the campgrounds on the latter. An additional cluster of hotels, motels, and cottages sits along the west side of Corpus Christi Bay, providing convenient access to both the water and many of the city's prime attractions. The numerous national-chain hotels and motels lining South Padre Island Drive serve as viable options if you plan to divide your time between the barrier islands and downtown.
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