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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  • I enjoyed my visit to the Lexington! I had never heard of it before visiting Corpus Christi. I think it would be a great place for families & couples to visit too!  more »
  • Good experience with a lot to see and do. Plenty of parking and not a rip off pricing. Plenty of guides to off good advice and relate some of the old stories. You have to see the flight deck to believ...  more »
  • I wanted to like visiting the USS Lexington and felt it was my patriotic duty to stop in. And it IS stunningly huge inside and out. But I found the signage confusing, the stairs difficult to maneuver,...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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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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