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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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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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This is a truly amazing aircraft carrier that you must visit. Excellent time with family to see a ship that husband was in Navy. Food was good too.

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Elmendorf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a truly amazing aircraft carrier that you must visit. Excellent time with family to see a ship that husband was in Navy. Food was good too.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Admission was 14,95$adult, senior 12.95$ senior 12.95. Parking token 3.50$ Great ship, very informative and great day trip. People with disabilities be warned, it gets hot, steep incline, elevator inside ship, small hallways, tall entryway thresholds. Worth the trip, food available inside, air conditioner in some parts. Allow 3 hours if you do movies and ride simulator.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a truly amazing aircraft carrier that you must visit. I visited this ship wile I was on my way to the Grand Canyon with my family. We wanted to visit this ship because my Mom's step dad served as a cook on this ship when it was a Training Carrier for the new Navy Pilots out of Pensacola.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This ain't no mall-shopping with air conditioning and elevators, so get ready to climb, learn and enjoy. Keep the youngsters close so they can come to your aid should you get in trouble. They have their way to enjoy it, so imitate them and enjoy too!!!!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, the Carrier is a massive ship that is a sight to be seen! Just being able to walk aboard the flight deck and see various aircraft from different eras was neat. However, the tour is broken into five different mini-tours that take you to different parts of the ship. It felt a bit unorganized and there were... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no guided tour of the USS Lexington, which was a great detriment to my enjoyment of it. Additionally, the only way to access bathrooms is to take narrow ladders up and down the levels. Most of the ship is only accessible by climbing these ladders. I have a health condition, which made this very difficult. Most of the... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great history, volunteers were superb. Some interactive displays were a bit run down and not working,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like history, and my husband was in the Navy, so we really enjoyed touring this ship. Word of warning - lots of stairs to tour all the different levels, but definitely lots of fun.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice way to spend a morning or an afternoon by yourself, or with friends or family. This attraction is situated in the middle of lots of restaurants and complementary attractions so you may want to plan on a whole day. It tries to be ADA friendly but it IS an old aircraft carrier. People with full mobility will get more... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful to be able to see a "great lady" such as this ship. Mainly a self guided tour , would have been nice to have people to answer questions about this ship. A lot of stairs if you want to go below the entrance deck area. Would be difficult for small children or adults with a difficulty with stairs. Enjoyed... More 

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