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Address: 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
Phone Number:
+1 361-888-4873
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Went on the tour and found it very interesting. Enjoyed the display of airplanes and took many pictures. Appreciated the information that are posted with interesting details.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the tour and found it very interesting. Enjoyed the display of airplanes and took many pictures. Appreciated the information that are posted with interesting details.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As an Air Force veteran, I was only moderately interested in visiting this aircraft carrier, but I was pleasantly surprised by rich and detailed battle history which was conveyed by the exhibits. Climbing the narrow stairs to the flight deck was fun and showed the rigors of serving on this ship. Parking was easy and the admission cost was minimal.... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a "must see" in Corpus. You could spend a day onboard this great piece of American history. The best part is the wonderful volunteers onboard. They are so willing to help and tell some great stories about this beautiful ship.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great tour of a very historic ship. The tour was nice & well kept. The shuttle to get to ship was really helpful. The only downfall to our visit was trying to get parking

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place for the young as there are many different levels and loads of steps up and down. I really enjoyed learning about the ship and all the many stories from the employees. The movie theater on board was fun . There are old planes on the deck of the boat and I understand one can rent areas... More 

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Winterset, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I could've spent the whole day roaming this ship. I love that I could wander through at my own pace, looking, reading, and enjoying. Some parts I wandered through more than once. Other parts I skipped. My history-loving 7-year-old says this was the highlight of his week-long vacation in Texas.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is very old and in very bad shape, it could be much better if money was spent on it, I was disappointed to say the least, money grab

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a good visit. The upkeep of the interior is well maintained. It is a huge ship and will sometimes require you to climb through narrow staircases. Watch your head as you walk through the tour. A lot of history to learn! I loved it. Wish I had more time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're a history buff then you'll truly appreciate the magnitude of the USS Lexington. You'll need a good half day to walk around the ship and grasp it's long history.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This exhibit is very interesting. Allow three hours for it and it won't be enough time to study the whole thing. You can climb all over it and there is a lot to see and learn.

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