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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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  • Lots of fun exploring the ship by ourselves. Very educational. Had fun with all the interactive toys on board. Fun place to be for kids and adults. 
  • We didn't go through the whole thing, because honestly we were exhausted from the rest of the trip. But it was interesting, just be prepared for a lot of exercise! 
  • Corpus Christi, and the volunteers of the USS Lexington have done a fantastic job of creating a museum about WWII and marine aviation in this old aircraft carrier. The ship actually contains five sepa...  more »
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  • She's a grand old boat. I have been there twice and still haven't seen everything out has to offer. The shop is air conditioned in only a few small select parts so fall and early spring are the best times to visit. Patience with children is a necessity as most will want to immediately head to the flight deck to see the planes but there is so much more. The collection of pearl harbor license plates from each of the states is such an example. More modern memorabilia from the filming of pearl harbor the movie with Ben Afleck is interesting as well.
  • Having served on an active Carrier, getting to see the old one was fun! I took my 3 yo daughter with me and she had fun running all over the ship. All of the museum stuff was nice, didn't get to look at most of it for too long due to the little one!
  • Many military aircraft onboard. Interesting museum and pretty free run of most of the ship. Decent food at reasonable prices onboard. Currently a Pear Harbor exhibit onboard. Actually many scenes in the movie were filmed on the Lexington. My kids favorite parts were that they could really still operate the large gun turrets and get into the cockpit to play in one of the planes on deck. We also saw a sea turtle swimming beside the ship when we were there!
  • I thought this place was awesome. There was lots of exercise and could feel claustrophobic at times but it was awesome to see how it was on this boat years and years ago. Would definitely recommend.
  • Our kiddos loved as did we. Awesome place for an educational family outing. The only thing I suggest is make sure to wear GOOD tennis shoes otherwise you will be a hurting puppy the day after.