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Corpus Christi, Texas: Aircraft Carrier Lexington

A 33,000-ton aircraft carrier with 16 decks, decommissioned in 1991. The tour guide in Navy uniform in Engine Room 2 is a frequently seen ghost -- there are no tour guides.

Address:
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Directions:
North side of the city. From US-181, on the north side of Harbor Bridge, exit at the brown USS Lexington sign. Make first right onto Burleson St., then next right onto Timon Blvd. When Timon Blvd merges into a single roadway (Shoreline Blvd), drive one block. You'll see the Lexington parking lot on the left.
Hours:
Daily 9-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
361-888-4873
Admission:
Adults $19. Parking $5.
RA Rates:
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USS Lexington.

Aircraft Carrier Lexington

This is a great experience for anyone who is a Navy, military, WWII, ship, and/or airplane buff. It's a well designed tour with five parts: Flight Deck, Focsle, Gallery Deck, Lower Decks, and Hangar Deck. There is a special section just for Pearl Harbor that is really well done.

The tour can take anywhere from an hour if you just look and don't read, or up to four hours if you read everything. It is not readily handicap-available due to limited elevators. There is lots of climbing up and down steep stairs. If you go to their website usslexington.com and scroll all the way down to the bottom in small text is a spot that says coupon: click on that and you can get $1 off for up to six tickets.

[Tania, 12/22/2022]

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