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USS Lexington Museum, Corpus Christi

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Known as the Blue Ghost, USS Lexington Museum saw service in the Pacific throughout World War II. The ship's name recalls a much earlier war, the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Lexington. The ship was decommissioned in 1991 and opened as a museum. Much of the original ship has been restored using salvaged materials from other ships. It received National Historic Landmark status in 2003 and is permanently docked and open for viewing. Check out interactive displays, such as the MEGAtheater, similar to an IMAX, that is installed in forward aircraft elevator space. Plan to visit USS Lexington Museum during your Corpus Christi vacation using our convenient Corpus Christi online travel route planner.
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  • The Lady Lex, a World War II-era aircraft carrier, serves as a floating museum with lots of exhibits related to US Navy history, including life on the Lexington throughout its years of service. Plan.....  more
    The Lady Lex, a World War II-era aircraft carrier, serves as a floating museum with lots of exhibits related to US Navy history, including life on the Lexington throughout its years of service. Plan.....  more »
  • They’ve done a great job with the Lexington. There was much more of the interior spaces (living areas, medical, machine shops etc) than I expected. Be ready for some low clearances and steps over... 
    They’ve done a great job with the Lexington. There was much more of the interior spaces (living areas, medical, machine shops etc) than I expected. Be ready for some low clearances and steps over...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum and great place to learn for both adults and kids. They do have 2 simulator rides which cost $5 each. They are not the best, but great for kids. The 3D movie was good also and that is included with the price of the entry ticket. Overall great place to visit with the family. Great views from the deck. There is a restaurant which has decent food, but had a wait. The gift shop is a great place to visit too.
  • Awesome experience. No tour guides to make you move at a certain pace, which I loved. I was able to walk as slow as I could handle to take it all in. I walked for 4 hours and still feel like I went too fast. There are full sized aircraft, wax figurines doing all sorts of tasks from dental work to serving meals. This thing is MASSIVE. I truly think it'd take 2 or 3 trips to see every nook and cranny. They have tons of memorabilia from previous commanders, other ships, and displays of battles and damage. I literally can't say enough about this, it's purely incredible. They have food and drinks available for reasonable costs (far less than a baseball game or concert), and when you have to hit the head, you use the actual ship bathrooms - which I found added to the experience. When we were here they were repainting one of the planes right on the ship! They had deployed a polyurethane tent around it with clear windows so we could see in too. I don't even remember how much it cost because it didn't matter, it was worth it!

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