Climb Aboard The USS Lexington, A WWII-Era Aircraft Carrier Docked Right Here In Texas
By Katie Lawrence|Published January 04, 2020
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
If you’re a war buff, history enthusiast, or some combination of the two, there’s a museum in Texas with your name written all over it. The USS Lexington, a WWII-era aircraft carrier permanently docked on Corpus Christi Bay, is open to the public for tours, and it’s an experience the whole family will never forget.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). General admission is $16.95 for ages 13 and up, $14.95 for seniors and military, and $11.95 for children 4-12. Ages three and under enjoy free admission, and extra fees apply for additional attractions. Visit the official website or Facebook page to learn more.
Have you ever been aboard the USS Lexington? If so, did you explore on your own or take a guided tour? What were some of the highlights of your trip? Let us know in the comments section, and check out our previous article for a Harry Potter-themed coffee shop to visit while you’re in Corpus.
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