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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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Lots of history

This is a great exhibit for people of all ages. Informative and educational!! Self paced tours are great and there is always somebody near by to answer any question you have. My... read more

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San Angelo, Texas
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San Angelo, Texas
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great exhibit for people of all ages. Informative and educational!! Self paced tours are great and there is always somebody near by to answer any question you have. My husband loved it up close to all the planes!! History buffs are sure to love.

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Emporia, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 4 hours touring the USS Lexington. Our boys, who are 11 and 16, loved it as much as we did. I highly recommend you see this retired aircraft carrier at least once! We learned so much and got some great pictures. Be prepared though-there is a lot of climbing up and down steep stairs (which are really ladders),... More 

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Lanham, Maryland
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful night on the Lexington. Catered dinner, big band and great service. Tour of the planes was fascinating and the gift shop had plenty of stuff to choose from.

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Danville, West Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My dad was on this ship in 1974, so we decided to suprise him with a visit! He loved it and the staff was so nice and eager to assist with whatever you need! I would definitely recommend this to everyone! I learned sooo much and the boy on my dad's face was priceless!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So much to see - allow for at least a few hours. Amazing how they have added the mannequin to make it so real like.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting, we enjoyed it, worth a trip if you are in the area. Great to see so many airplanes on the ship as well. Fun for everyone.

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Cedar Creek, Texas
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting this ship was a real treat. It was decked out in red, white, and blue bunting. Great guides were very knowledgeable. The views of Corpus Christi Bay, the city, and Mustang Island were breath taking.

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Nebraska
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are a military/history buff then you'll love this! Self-guided tours are very interesting, hard-hat tours are the best (make reservations in advance). Be prepared for tight spaces and lots of somewhat steep stairways.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

second time we did this. 1st time was 100% awesome would absolutely recommend, it was so good I can overlook the disaster of the send trip.

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Kansas city
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the USS Lexington. It was an amazing site. All ages will enjoy this. Something everyone should experience!

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