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USS LEXINGTON

2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
+1 361-888-4873
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Excellent experience

Our whole family (including 9yr old boys) loved this experience. It was quite windy the day we were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amanda N
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Ponoka
Great visit on a dreary day

Really enjoyed visiting the Battleship this weekend while it was windy, chilly, and overcast. Had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ithinkithunk
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Houston, Texas
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SPRING BREAK 2018 - Open fro 9am to 6pm. 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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“flight deck” (332 reviews)
“aircraft carrier” (264 reviews)
“self guided” (151 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our whole family (including 9yr old boys) loved this experience. It was quite windy the day we were there but it didn't inhibit what we enjoyed. The IMAX was worth the time. Worth every penny to appreciate the lifestyle at sea.

Thank Amanda N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed visiting the Battleship this weekend while it was windy, chilly, and overcast. Had a lot of great information and interesting exhibits. My husband and I really enjoyed the flight deck. We rushed through the last 2 sections a litter fast as we were...More

Thank ithinkithunk
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is similar to the USS Midway in San Diego but on a larger ship. Great aircraft exhibits and an amazing 3D film experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had 4 hours to spare waiting for airport departure. Made the stop and well worth it. WWII buffs will find this museum extremely informative. Very friendly staff. Note: majority of tour is not conducive to wheelchairs and handicapped.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed walking and studying the displays and especially the aircraft on and below deck. Some of the electronic displays were out of order but being worked on.

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship is easy to locate at North Beach, just off US181 across the Harbor Bridge from downtown. (Note that the bridge is being replaced and construction is causing intermittent closures; check "Harbor Bridge Project" online.) There is a pay parking lot ($3.50) adjacent to...More

Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The self guided tour with the included map is easy to use and enables you to proceed at your on pace. There are 5 different sections to the tour and you can go in whatever order you like. We did the flight deck last as...More

Thank Tommy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A working WWII aircraft carrier. Its huge & has several levels, so to explore it all requires a lot of walking & the ability to climb ladders. Don't miss the film detailing how it was run & how the jets are launched off today's aircraft...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to walk around this amazing Aircraft Carrier. I look forward to the chance to visit her again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome and fun the trip was amazing I enjoyed the planes and the tour I will defiemetl be back in the future

Thank Countrymusiclov... R
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djbjconstruction
8 February 2018|
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Response from Kristen M | Reviewed this property |
Access to main flight deck and elevator to lower area however many inner areas will be limited due to steep narrow stairs which the sailors used to move about the ship - I don’t recall wheelchair rentals - hope that helps
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djbjconstruction
8 February 2018|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are wheelchairs I believe they were free to use and there are elevators, which worked when we were there but always double check anywhere you go. There are several places you can not access due to steps and... More
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martinhouse68
22 August 2017|
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Response from JMart22 | Reviewed this property |
I've never done a guided tour on the USS Lexington. There are some great exhibits and plenty of signs to guide you through. Save time for the IMAX theatre as well.
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