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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  • An carrier of aircraft was in the 2.Weltkrieg here, where a Japanese Kamikaze flew aircraft in? Well you had to have seen that we were thinking. It was huge but only steel and I think that if one considered a picture is of them actually.
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  • Wonderful experience quite impressive You where able to walk around the upper deck to see the size it was there were planes and equipment you could get up close to You could climb down stairs to see s...  more »
  • What a great experience visiting the USS Lexington there’s a lot of history here. The 3D show is a must see it runs every hour on the hour. We enjoyed learning about the history of this ship and how i...  more »
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  • The Lexington is easily seen as you cross the bridge from downtown. The sheer size of the vessel from the outside gives a good impression of what you find on board. As we lined up the boarding ramp I see the Japanese flag on the superstructure information board explain the reason and origin. Once paid and on board there are many static displays and video sessions to tell the history of the ships role. We had a 1 year old with us and we were pleased to find elevators and large displays. There are tours, you could spend a few hours wandering around. A good family trip out
  • Nice experience. Great view and one of a kind tour. Loved it. The beach beside it was a plus where my dog could swim. Very nice for a quick get away. The movie was a little long but still a very awesome and different experience.
  • Great museum, highly recommended! You can learn a lot about world and US history if you pay attention while going through the USS Lexington. They have a good selection of military aircraft and the equipment from the USS Lexington itself. If you're taking kids, make sure they're well exercised before taking them into the ship, otherwise, they're going to be hurrying you along too much to enjoy the trip.
  • As a history buff, this musuem was awesome. The vessel is huge and all the exhibits are very well set up. You can learn a ton here about WWII sea battles and the history of the ship itself. They have many interactive exhibits that are well suited for all ages. They also have a 3D theater where you can watch a short, 3D movie about the Navy and how a lot of the ships and submarines work. You can easily spend a full day here if you go through every section in detail. Overall very highly recommended!
  • Always a great experience. So much to see here, it will take multiple trips to see everything. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly, they were very good t9 my sister, who travels in a scooter. While she was limited to the main and flight decks, it was still a full day and they did not charge her the entrance fee. Everyone should experience this piece of American history.
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