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USS LEXINGTON

2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116
+1 361-888-4873
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A fun and interesting attraction

Pleasantly surprised at all of the interesting things aboard the USS Lexington. I'm not really a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Klayres5
via mobile
Hard hat tour survivors

The Lex is amazing so much to see. We did the hard hat tour so we got to see a ton of stuff you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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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)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at all of the interesting things aboard the USS Lexington. I'm not really a history buff, but I thoroughly enjoyed touring this ship. Be prepared to climb steep steps and be pushed around by excited young ones. If you are nearby, don't pass...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Lex is amazing so much to see. We did the hard hat tour so we got to see a ton of stuff you don't get to see on the general tour. Our guide Joe was great as he served on a different aircraft carrier....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see. Plane on spending 4 hours; easy to do and well worth your time. The 3 D movie excellent. Give you a realistic feel of this famous boat. WE saw the movie an graphic presentation of the i ship at war...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The WWII aircraft carrier is an excellent museum. There are many self guided tours to see living quarters, machine shops, the bridge, kitchens et al with many displays. Multiple videos are available to give insight into WWII and current naval issues. Many aircraft are inside...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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.

Thank ThorntonCO
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank RickyFlynt
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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djbjconstruction
9 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
9 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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