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Address: 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
Phone Number:
+1 361-888-4873
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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An update from an earlier visit

This visit my husband and I took advantage of the February discounts for people who are members of one of five major attractions in CC (half off) and the gorgeous weather. While... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This visit my husband and I took advantage of the February discounts for people who are members of one of five major attractions in CC (half off) and the gorgeous weather. While you are indoors most of the time, we went up to the deck and enjoyed the great view! I'm adding to an earlier review. We thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lot of good history for young and old. Requires a lot of walking and stairs. Entire ship well preserved and kept clean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see and visit if you are in Corpus Christi. It is amazing to experience and see what it would be like on a ship. The tour is self-guided which is nice as you can move about at your own pace. There are 5 different tours. I love the history behind it and just to see it was truly... More 

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Hinsdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit...it is so big..can't believe how many soldiers were on it for World War 2.... There are many retired soldiers that answer your questions and explain how the ship worked. There are different talks too to sit in on if you desire. The top of the ship are planes and helicopters that are awesome to see. It was so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Verified visually vacation, so you can find the best of it all was well. Worthwhile and informative, just bring your own jacket!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb. Been on Hornet in San Diego and they have more areas open for viewing here. Highly recommend a visit.

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're going to Corpus Christi, be sure to include the Lexington in your plans. It is definitely a true piece of American history. MUST SEE.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting explanation how the planes take off and land. The retired Veterans that volunteer on the ship are very interesting and their stories really add to the experience. Take the time to talk to them. Watch the movie it also gives you a better perspective to life on the ship. Lots of old air planes to look at. Take... More 

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Sanford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the visit so much especially as my father in law had spent the night on the ship many years ago and was a veteran. The historic items displayed were interesting and the areas where they showed where the occupants lived onboard were very interesting as well as the Planes from different era's. Absolutely worth a visit for sure!

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Windsor, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is amazing! True piece of history that is breath taking. You can go and see the outside of it for free or you can pay a reasonable fee to go on the ship and see everything. Im saving my next visit to actually go on the ship but I walked all the way up the ramp to the ship... More 

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