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USS Lexington

Corpus Christi USS Lexington
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78403
Category: Attractions
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The World Famous USS Lexington

Step foot aboard the legendary USS LEXINGTON a WWII aircraft carrier located on Corpus Christi Beach. Embark on a journey of amazing sights and sounds that transport you back in time. Let your imagination soar aboard the USS LEXINGTON, the most famous and heroic aircraft carrier in all of U.S. Naval history. Corpus Christi's BEST WESTERN Marina Grand is a waterfront hotel that's just minutes from the USS LEXINGTON, with a special package that includes a well-appointed guestroom and admission to the USS LEXINGTON.


Hours -

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Prices -

$14.95 adults, $9.95 children ages 4-12

Events -

Tours and exhibits


  • Jet Fighter Simulator
  • Mega Theater movies
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Tour "The Blue Ghost"

Flight Simulator

With the LEXINIGTON Flight Simulator, you can find yourself in the pilot seat of a fighter jet. High-tech video projection and life-like action give visitors a special glimpse into how heroes battle. Flight Avionic provided this $180,000 state-of-the-art machine, now featuring the film of “Desert Storm Strike”. Moving in synch to on-screen footage, get engulfed in the adrenaline-pumping action as Iraqi tanks transport you outside the air-conditioned cabin into a Scud missile launch zone.

Ship History

Commissioned in 1943, LEXINGTON served longer and set more records than any carrier in U.S. Naval history. Decommissioned in 1991, the 910-foot, 16-deck, 33,000-ton aircraft carrier serves as an important historical repository and museum. Due to its historical significance, USS LEXINGTON is a tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and is a memorial to the people who died serving the US, especially in World War II. Displays, ceremonies, and programs emphasize the heroism of those who served the Navy and Marine Corps. Historical reenactments vividly portray the service of people who fought in World War II.


  • Are there tours available inside the ship?

    Yes, with five tours available guests can get the full experience exploring the historic aircraft carrier. From the Flight Deck to the Gallery, Lower Decks, and Hangar Deck, you can learn how this wartime ship worked as a former United States Naval vessel.
  • Will there be food and beverages available at the ship?

    Stop by the Mess Deck Café for snacks, beverages, or a full lunch. This on-ship dining spot is located near the Hangar Deck.

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