2017-09-01 / Attractions

Tour WWII history aboard an aircraft carrier, the Lady Lex

Less than an hour away, folks can view military history at its finest.

The USS Lexington was the oldest working carrier ship in the United States Navy when it was decommissioned in 1991. Today, it is a museum in Corpus Christi.

“The Lex,” as it is known, has a 910-foot flight deck and held a crew of about 3,000 service members during World War II.

Docked at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi, the vessel has 20 restored vintage Navy aircraft on the flight deck. Also accessible are many other parts of the ship, including a theater, post office, barbershop, hospital and captain’s quarters.

Smart phone tours in English and Spanish are available on tour routes.

During Memorial Day weekend, the theater will feature “Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea,” a 40-minute film.

The Lex is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Admission is $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors age 60 and over or military with ID and $9.95 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under get in free, as do members. The Lexington’s Web site address is www.usslexington.com.

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