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Address: 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
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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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We loved this! Everyone one should stop here. The self guided tour is well organized and really interesting. There are lots of steps, if that is a hindrance. I call this spot one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved this! Everyone one should stop here. The self guided tour is well organized and really interesting. There are lots of steps, if that is a hindrance. I call this spot one of the highlights of our trip!

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Palisade, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is so full of history everyone should take the time to tour this ship. Although you do need to be able to climb lost of stairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As you can imagine such a historic site would be pleasing to the adults, but for a young adult to be intrigued with the ship, was awesome. What a great place to show off history. It was so nice to be able to walk around the ship and pretend to be the Captain.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband wanted to see this, and I was "rather" interested. So glad we both went! We spent nearly three hours on this vessel. Entrance pricing is very reasonable. A small map handout is sufficient guide. Retired, knowledgeable veterans are stationed throughout the self-guided tour of many levels, and they add so much information and personal interest to the tour.... More 

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Miami, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had such a great time here. My son loved being able to go explore and see lots of cool thing. I am handicap and they let me get in for free and I was able to access the first floor and the top floor and while my son and husband went exploring I was able to set in the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ship was cool and when I was looking out on the edge, I was scared that something might drop and I lose it forever but all was good. There was lot to see around the ship and a lot of things to do inside.

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Cleveland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off to tour the USS Lexington with our teenage boys. It was a great time. The volunteers definitely make this a must see. I would highly recommend making this a stop. My only complaint is that we didn't plan enough time to see everything.

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Abilene, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This ship is obviously well cared for. The history displayed was pretty extensive and informative. We enjoyed the living quarters . The film on Pearl Harbor was by far my favorite. Our service members are great heroes. Sometimes average citizens forget why we enjoy the freedoms we have. Freedom really isn't free! This memorial is a wonderful reminder. Thank You!!

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a Midwesterner, I was curious about this attraction before my arrival. When I saw the USS Lexington moored alongside the dock I was impressed. My wife and I were greeted by a naval veteran and we immediately felt welcomed to this exhibit. We walked up the ramp to the entrance of the USS Lexington and when arriving at the... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife & I spent about 4 hours aboard and it could have been closer to a full day. Lots to see--it's a big ship and incredibly well restored. A volunteer docent gave over an absolutely amazing history of the Lex during its service in WWII. His presentation was very dramatic. The 3D film showing a modern carrier in action... More 

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