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USS Lexington
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USS Lexington

#1 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

USS Lexington, also known as "The Blue Ghost" is an Essex-class carrier that was decommissioned in 1991. The ship built during World War II for the United States Navy is a National Historic Landmark and popular museum. The Flight Deck self-guided tour includes close look at 20 aircraft. Other attraction included 3-D theater, pearl harbor exhibit, virtual battle stations, flight simulator, and scale model collection.

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Texas State Aquarium
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Texas State Aquarium

#2 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Texas State Aquarium is the largest aquarium of Texas that features species of Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The aquarium exhibits feature wide variety of animals representing marine ecosystems. The exhibits include Blue Hole, Coral Reef, Jungle, Caribbean Sea, Dolphin Bay, Eagle Pass, Aquatic Nursery, Stingray Lagoon, Saving Sharks, Island of Steel, Tentacles, Swamp Tales, Living Shores, Flower Gardens, Otter Creek, and Tortuga Cay. Texas State Aquarium also offers educational programs for students of all ages.

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Padre Island National Seashore
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Padre Island National Seashore

#3 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Address: 20301 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Website: https://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm


Mustang Island State Park

#4 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Address: 9394 TX-361, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

THINGS TO DO

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

#5 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is a science and history museum located on the scenic harbor waterfront. The museum's historical collections features 500 years of South Texas history. The Hall of Earth Science exhibits include variety of crystals, gems, and polished stones. The new Prehistoric exhibit features up close and personal interaction with the giant prehistoric predators of sea, land, and air.

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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

#6 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Address: 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Phone: (361) 852-2100

Website: http://www.stxbot.org/


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The Art Museum of South Texas

#7 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Address: 1902 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Phone: (361) 825-3500

Website: http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/


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Selena Museum

#8 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Address: 5410 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Phone: (361) 289-9013

Website: https://q-productions.com/


Waves Resort Corpus Christi

#9 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Address: 14353 Commodores Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Phone: (361) 589-4200

Website: https://wavesresortcc.com/


Whitecap Beach

#10 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in Corpus Christi

Located north of Bob Hall Pier on Padre Island, Whitecap Beach is a popular beach for family fun. The 1.5 miles white sands entrance to the Padre Island Seawall


Corpus Christi Museums

  1. USS Lexington
  2. The Art Museum of South Texas
  3. Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
  4. Selena Museum