Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Corpus Christi: USS Lexington

Photo by Valerie D. Bates

Naval enthusiasts climb aboard a World War II aircraft carrier at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. Known as the "Blue Ghost" and “Lady Lex,” this ship served in nearly every major operation of the Pacific Theater and is the nation’s longest serving and most historically important aircraft carrier. There's an adventure around every corner as you make your way through the maze of tunnels and ladders. Ship exhibits outline Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor and its kamikaze campaigns. An aircraft elevator space houses a 30-foot theater screen showing action-packed historical films. Head to the flight deck for scenic views and a variety of military aircraft, and get a feel for wartime life at sea.

Watch the following video to learn more about Texas's World War II naval legacy. The video was produced for inclusion in the World War II on the Texas Home Front mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel mobile app.  Learn more about the tour and the app on the World War II theme page at the following link:


  • 2914 North Shoreline Blvd.
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 78403


Hours & Fees

  • Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9 am - 6 pm

    Labor Day through Memorial Day: 9 am - 5 pm

  • Adults: $14.95, Seniors and Military: $12.95, Children (Ages 4-12): $9.95, Members & Children (Ages 3 and under): Free 


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