USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Corpus Christi

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Visitors can tour the longest serving Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II. The 16-deck "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than 20 aircraft. See all five tour routes, 3-D mega theater, Lockdown on the LEX Escape Rooms, mess deck eatery and flight simulator. National Historic Landmark located on North Beach. Elevator from the hangar deck to the flight deck. Welcome aboard! Labor Day - Memorial Day 9am - 5pm Memorial Day - Labor Day & Spring Break 9am - 6pm See admission at https://usslexington.com/visit/hours-admission/
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX619 contributions
Amazing!
Jul. 2021 • Couples
If you love history you have to stop here. I've been to several ships and this one is by far the best. Its well organized with 5 different self guided tours to take and they even have a 3D theater that is included with admission! We spent several hours going through the ship and learning about all the history. There are even videos throughout to watch and several interactive sections. We had so much fun! If you have mobility issues be aware much of the ship requires going up and down steep staircases. There is an elevator to the flight deck but it wasn't working when we went.

Parking in front of the ship is very limited and is metered unless you have handicapped plates then there are 2 free parking spots. You can walk up the ramp to the entrance or wait for the shuttle bus to take you....its free.

They do take a picture of your group that you can purchase at the photo shop. This is taken when you take the tour to the lower deck. Word of advice.....do this first! We took all the other tours first so by the time we got our picture taken we were sweaty and disheveled. One big plus is every single tour brings you back to the hanger deck so its impossible to get lost.

Be sure to stop at the gift shop before heading out. They have a lot of souvenirs to buy including newspapers from the 1940s wartime which are pretty cool. I'll definitely come back again one day but next time NOT during the summer. It was hot, humid, and super crowded. So if you don't like crowds come during the week and arrive at opening time....
Written 1 August 2021
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Chris K
39 contributions
Lexington
Jul. 2021
History buffs have to go.
We did the hard hat tour and really enjoy the below decks.
My 8 year old had a great time.
Written 28 July 2021
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David C
Spokane, WA114 contributions
Great museum ship.
Jul. 2021 • Solo
Really fun museum to spend a few hours in. It’s a ww2 carrier which is hard to find anymore with most of the Ww2 ships having been scrapped. The Top Gun F-14 was a fun surprise. They have a nice collection of Pearl Harbor items too which I was surprised was on board. I’d guess about 20-25 planes on the ship and a lot of hands on exhibits too. Prices was reasonable. My favorite thing to do when I was in Corpus Christi.
Written 20 July 2021
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JK1467
Mount Pleasant, TX5 contributions
Amazing historical exhibit.
Jul. 2021
Be ready to climb short, steep ladders and lots of walking. If I had claustrophobia, I'd had a problem, lol. The interior deck self-tour goes on and on and on. Super amazing, real-life history lesson!
Written 19 July 2021
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Paul S
Montgomery, TX54 contributions
Great visit
Jul. 2021
I've been on the Lexington years ago and was pleasantly surprised on the many improvements made over the years. Very reasonable entrance fee. The ship was very well maintained. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this historical aircraft carrier. I highly recommend the stop in CC.
Written 15 July 2021
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Persistent
Saltillo, TX204 contributions
Boat loads of family fun
Aug. 2020 • Family
Awesome way to spend part of a day. A friend suggested trip which was very worth the time and affordable for the family we spent about 4 hours walking, reading learning what a humbling experience thinking of all the soliders that walked the same decks climbed the same ladders and to be able to see all the memorabilia was very good way to spend our day and was a good workout give you a good respect for the folks that had to live on the air craft carrier. Flight deck air craft was awesome to get that close to plane's and copter's don't ever get to see. Highly recommend
Written 9 July 2021
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Sharon L
Emory, TX4 contributions
Great experience
Jun. 2021
Great experience and history lesson. Ship is kept very clean as bathrooms and eating establishment. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly.

Written 30 June 2021
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FunKCNorth
1 contribution
Fun any time.
Jun. 2021 • Family
Such a great piece of history. The tours are broken up well and there’s lots of the ship to see. If you like escape rooms, there’s even a couple of those.
Written 28 June 2021
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Pam K
4 contributions
Great For Kids
Jun. 2021
My great Nephew Henry who is 6 years old loved the USS LEXINGTON. The excitement on his face was well worth the trip.
Written 25 June 2021
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jbjn55
Valparaiso, IN86 contributions
Awesome!!
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Definitely very cool and historic - great to see with kids and SUPPORT our troops!! Visit with your kids - very patriotic visit!
Written 18 June 2021
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USS Lexington Museum on the Bay is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm