USS LEXINGTON, Corpus Christi

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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. Use our Corpus Christi tour planner to visit USS LEXINGTON on your trip to Corpus Christi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Extremely interesting! I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. My husband is a history buff & loves going to museums of this kind. I found it amazing how much equipment, planes choppers, other...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    From start to finish. It was a tour of a lifetime. U have to have the tolorence for the military in order to appreciate what those military guys did for us. Go lexington. U have to go see for yourself...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Being a history buff, this was the highlight of our trip for me! Touring this historic ship gives one a little insight into the hardships and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. The movie that...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    One of the coolest places I've been! 10, 5 and 1 year old with us. We definitely used a carrier for the baby. 5 different sections and food took us about 5 hours. Food was good and price was what you would expect. $3.75 for chili dog $4 for a big piece of pizza and sandwiches were about $6. If you love history and our great servicemen this is the place for you.
  • June 14, 2017
    As one of Corpus Christi's iconic tourist attractions, this is a definite must-see. My family and I visited on Memorial Day so there was a lot going on to honor our fallen servicemen and women. You'll be touring several parts of the ship on your own but there are mobile apps you can install to help guide you around. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours if not the whole day exploring. Also, don't leave without watching the 3D movie experience "Aircraft Carrier - Guardian of the Seas".
  • June 5, 2017
    I went there one of the days that I was in Corpus Christi visiting my grandpa and great grandma. It has a beautiful view. It is especially great when you go with family. The stairs were fun to go up but of course there is an elevator. I enjoyed the history as well. There are plains to look at and stories to read. It's great.
  • June 14, 2017
    Great experience for all ages. Better price than the aquarium, although also quieter. We were completely self-guided, and it was noticeably quieter when we arrived in the morning than when we left in the afternoon. Our favorites: the view from the top, and the jets on the deck. Just watch your head if you're over 6' (1.85m) tall!
  • June 30, 2017
    Had a fun time with the kids, even though we didn't have a tour guide we went around and saw all of the ship. It was got in some places but it was easy to get around. The food was good and the gift shop had a lot of options. Overall it was an awesome experience for the kids and I.

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