Area Attractions

Aransas Pass Rialto Theater, 327 Commercial St. (361) 758-0383. A community theater venue for plays, music concerts, weekly music jams and special events. Movies Inc., 1277 Hwy. 35 Bypass, (361) 226-1962. First-run movies. See website for show times and prices. (See Ad Pg. 75.) Corpus Christi Texas State Aquarium, 2710 N. Shoreline, (361) 881- 1200 or (800) 477-GULF. […]

Guided tours of wetlands offered

The Wetlands Education Center (WEC) at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute is an ADA-compliant, 3.6-acre wetland between the Patton Marine Science Education Center and the south jetty. The WEC offers an up-close look at coastal vegetation and waterfowl. Free guided tours are available for up to 15 people on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. People participating […]

Marine life exhibited here

One of the main attractions of the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi is the 68-foot-long acrylic window – the longest in North America — at the H-E-B Caribbean Sea exhibit. The exhibit also features daily presentations about sharks at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. “Let’s Talk Sharks gives you an interactive experience with our sandbar sharks, learning all about […]

Lady Lex is a WWII museum on the bay

Fifty years of history come alive during a visit to the USS Lexington Museum, a retired aircraft carrier that is considered a national treasure. The “Blue Ghost,” as it was known during World War II, is available for touring at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi. The Lexington was the oldest working carrier ship in the United States Navy […]

Explore and learn at the botanical gardens

Folks spending an extended time in Port Aransas during the winter months should take advantage of the mild winter days in Port Aransas to take a day trip to the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Corpus Christi. Located at 8545 S. Staples St., the gardens is a stop on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and a […]

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