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Address: 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
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+1 361-888-4873
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of...

Visitors can tour the most highly decorated Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II.The 16-story "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than a dozen aircraft.5 Tour Routes,3D MEGA Theater,Ship's Store,Mess Deck and Flight Simulator. National Historic Landmark located on North Beach.Elevator from the Hangar Deck to the Flight Deck is now available.Welcome Aboard!

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Stayed at the Radisson within walking distance. Hotel was a disappointment. Unfortunately I visited when it seemed all the local schools were on a field trip. Hundreds of loud... read more

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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Radisson within walking distance. Hotel was a disappointment. Unfortunately I visited when it seemed all the local schools were on a field trip. Hundreds of loud out of control students were a total distraction of enjoying the visit.

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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Touring a Navy ship is humbling, and awe-inspiring. You see how and where our servicemen lived & fought. The sheer scale of a carrier has to be walked to be understood.

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lots of photo ops, kids enjoyed the knot tying, the guys enjoyed the flight simulator... food was reasonably priced in the Mess hall.

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Tomball, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I stated in my title, it was fun. Took hundreds of photos. Loved the whole tour. Take your aspirin, you will not want to miss anything.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of climbing narrow sets of stairs and with little ones it becomes a hassle but what we got to see was interesting

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to celebrate our 4 year old grandson's birthday on board the "Lex" and weren't disappointed. Prepare to stay awhile - there is so much to see. The aircraft on the upper deck are awesome and you can even sit inside one of them. The 3D movie was exciting even for our 4 year old. This is must see... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The most amazing thing to see, shes huge! Get a taste of what it was like to be on an aircraft carrier in ww2. Loved every minute of it, lots to learn, lots to see, great for kids, movie buffs, history buffs etc. Not really wheel chair friendly I would think unless they have way of getting you down there... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being an old Navy salt, I couldn't help but laugh, as my Grandson sat in the car, mouth gapped wide open at the grand scale of this majestic flagship. She was in good repair and offered a number of display aircraft that had launched from her deck. I remember when she was towed out into the Gulf, for her movie... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lexington is great. The preservation is wonderful. Our trip gave the kids a way to connect with their dad. He reminisced of his days on a ship. It was a great bonding time

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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located less two miles north of the downtown via SH 181, the 900-foot long, decommissioned National Historic Landmark USS LEXINGTON serves as a museum ship to remind all of us of the sacrifices and successes of our armed forces during armed conflicts. Referred to as a “ghost” ship by the Japanese for the ship’s tendency to reappear after reportedly being... More 

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