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Address: 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
Phone Number: +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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Great Hands On Walk Through Naval History ... Even for this Soldier!

Visited during a brief overnight stay in Corpus ... was very pleasantly surprised at how organized and hands-on the whole experience was. My two kids (9&7) were very much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited during a brief overnight stay in Corpus ... was very pleasantly surprised at how organized and hands-on the whole experience was. My two kids (9&7) were very much entertained, learning and engaged the whole time ... been on battleships, submarines and frigates before but this was my first time experiencing the enormity of an aircraft carrier. Definitely worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go earlier before it gets to hot. Not for people that have issues with tight/ narrow or low ceiling places. Has alot of steps to access different exhibits. Very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just went last week. It was a very good history lesson. It might a bit difficult with kids as there are a lot of steps/ladders to walk on. I went without the kids but would definitely go back and take them. Lots of cool things to look at, i.e. planes, guns. Also an entire history lesson of the ship, would... More 

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Boerne, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This visit to the great USS Lexington was my 3rd visit to the ship, and I was highly impressed. All the planes on the deck have a wonderful paint job. They have installed an elevator from the hanger deck to the flight deck, and it made it easy to move my son' stroller from each level. The Ship's various sections... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are anywhere near you have to see this. Standing on the deck you would never believe they could take off and land in that short space.

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Martinsburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Definitely worth seeing in Corpus Christi. If you really like exploring big ships, you can spend 4 -5 hours on the ship, especially if you read most of the exhibit signs, see the movies, and speak with the very knowledgeable volunteers like I did. Seeing all of the different planes on the flight deck and walking out to the end... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, make sure to wear comfortable shoes! There is lots of walking to do, especially lots of stairs to go up and down. However, everything is very interesting and the views from the Flight Deck are amazing! Lots to explore and interact with, incredibly fun.

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Oswego, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a hard time with things related to war and military, but I still enjoyed this experience. It was very educational. It is, however, a strenuous activity. There are many "ladders" (nautical for steep ship stairs) to be navigated in order to see the many tour sections of the ship. Along with military history, a good variety of information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome displays of military history and life on an aircraft carrier. Lots of exhibits and things to read, you could spend 2-3 hours seeing most everything and getting a good overview or spend all day. Either way, memorable and unique experience as there are only a few of these types of museums spread across the country. There is a snack... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An aircraft carrier is the size of a small city, and the five self-guided tours of this warship help impress that reality upon you. The Lexington served from WWII to 1991, and she deserves all the visitors she receives. One highlight for our family were the flight deck, displaying military planes including the A-6, F-4, F-14, and F-18. My nine-year... More 

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