Known as the Blue Ghost, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay 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 on the Bay during your Corpus Christi vacation using our convenient Corpus Christi online travel route planner.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay Reviews
Good day to spend a rainy day as most of the stuff is inside. Hangar deck was full of cool things to see and do, Road one of the virtual jet simulators. You must see the interesting movie that is... more »
The history and experience of being aboard the lady Lex is a real joy. The ship is well preserved and the crew does a great job making your visit enjoyable and educational. more »
If your a Navy veteran like me or just into history you will love it cool just to see history. It nice also for people who have never been up close to military equipment and nothing is better than an aircraft carrier. It's got lots of stairs you must climb and is hot in a lot of places, need to be a bit is shape to go up and down the stairs but not to bad
Amazing!!! I loved visiting when I was a kid and to take my family back and see everything and wander around the ship with my husband was awesome! The guy who was up in the captain's deck was extremely knowledgeable and use to serve on the USS Lexington! It was amazing to year his stories and to pick his brain about a ton of things! I loved that they have an elevator for wheelchair bound people so my son could still come up to the flight deck to see all the planes and wonder around!
Plan your trip to Corpus Christi
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Corpus Christi
Hidden gems in Corpus Christi
Kid-friendly things to do in Corpus Christi
Nearby attractions in Corpus Christi
Plans to USS Lexington Museum on the Bay by other users
9 days in Chehalis & Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Texas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Corpus Christi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium