USS Lexington Museum On The Bay

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Address(1)2914 Shoreline Blvd.
CityCorpus Christi

Exhibits - By Primary role
Attack - U.S. Navy / Marines 'A' 1962-Present
 Douglas A-4B (Skyhawk) Serial No: 142929  
 Douglas A-4B (Skyhawk) Serial No: 142675 
 Douglas KA-3B (Skywarrior) Serial No: 138944 
 Douglas TA-4J (Skyhawk) Serial No: 158722  
 Grumman A-6E (Intruder) Serial No: 158532 
 Vought A-7B (Corsair II) Serial No: 154548 
Fighter - NAVY 'F' 1922-1962
 Grumman F9F-8T (Cougar) Serial No: 147276  
 McDonnell F2H-2 (Banshee) Serial No: 125052 
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 Grumman F-14A (Tomcat) Serial No: 160694 
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4A (Phantom II) Serial No: 145315 
Observation - 'O' 1922-1962
 Convair OY-1 (Sentinel) Serial No: 44-17925  
Scout Bomber - 'SB' 1934-1946
 Douglas SBD-3 (Dauntless) Serial No: 06694 
Scout trainer - NAVY 'SN' 1939-1948
 North American SNJ-5 (Texan) Serial No: 52020  
Torpedo Bomber - 'TB' 1935-1946
 Eastern (GM) TBM-3E (Avenger) Serial No: 53804  
Trainer - NAVY 'N' 1922-1926
 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 (Yellow Peril) Serial No: 2959  
Trainer - 'T' 1948-Present
 Beech T-34B (Mentor) Serial No: 140936  
 North American T-28B (Trojan) Serial No: 138271  
Trainer - 'T' 1962-Present
 North American (Rockwell) T-2C (Buckeye) Serial No: 158898 
Transport, Single-Engined - NAVY 'G' 1939-1941
 Howard GH-3 (Nightingale) Serial No: 44947  


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 Martha Day
 San Antonio, Texas

My family and I (Martha Eugenia Day) visited the USS Lexington in either 2012 or 2011; it was great. I love military history, I'm hoping to get a major in military history. Right now I am a sophomore in high school at the Winston School San Antonio in Texas. Love the USS Lexington!!!
02/26/2015 @ 09:41 [ref: 55749]
 Jim Price
 kilmarnock, Virginia

Do Not park at a metered spot on Sunday and not put money in the meter. If you do, you will be ticketed and believe me, it won't be cheap. One visit is all I've made and I NEVER intend to return. I will tell all my friends and even people I don't know about this rip-off
07/31/2012 @ 12:25 [ref: 52530]
 , Texas

I finally visited the LEX. It was really great ! Lots of history. Especially for a WWII fanatic like myself. I am also a ghost hunter and I have to say I did not see anything unusual at all. I did feel a bit of a heavy presence, but again, nothing out of the ordinary. As for the 40's music someone on here mentioned(music not being aloud). There is 40's style music playing on some of the tours...I'm sure that's all they heard.
02/03/2008 @ 09:52 [ref: 6730]
 , Florida

I was on a trip to the lexington with my family and i am a ghost hunter myself. as soon as i walked in i could feel the presence of a man atleast 7 feet away. my nephew stayed overnight and i was chaparoning[idk how to spell that] anyways i could feel someone watching us and i saw an orb in the middle of the room. i didnt want to tell the boys to freak them out but it was folling us. i freaked me out. anyways, ALOHA!
01/03/2008 @ 08:38 [ref: 6651]
 Marc Jones
 Richmond, Texas

Went with my two sons' Scout Pack and we went through the "Live Aboard" program for a weekend. I was very impressed with the 4 tours and the exhibits that went along with each. The food they served was good (it was a camping trip, c'mon). Kenny served as our director and with the help of several others, put on a grand military-type show from the time we arrived until we departed on Sunday morning. He talked about who the real heroes were in our nation's history and I think it sunk in with my kids. The IMAX movie was very entertaining as was the flight simulator. The retiring of the colors on Saturday evening was very special as were the ghost stories on Saturday night. I awoke Sunday morning at 5:00 am to 40's style radio music in the head although no music was allowed on the ship. I wonder if it was the ghost? The experience was much nicer than I had expected and my boys had a blast. I'm from the Corpus Christi area and would say that this is a must-do whether you're from there or not and for the price, it is well worth the money.
07/31/2007 @ 09:25 [ref: 6201]
 Colleyville, Texas

I have spent the night aboard the Lex 3 time and plan on returning. Only 25% of the ship is open to the public, and i had the chance to see at least another 30%. Me and my boy scout troop stayed awake with the Lexington staff ALLNIGHT for fire patrol. We even got to see the battle dressing room. A very small room with a bench in it. The door frame is raised. This room was used for amputations, it was their healing method at the time, a propeller gets a chunck of the arm, amputate it. You could see axe marks and fingernail scratches on the bench. Oh yeah, and there were still blood stains on the floor. I have had a ghost encounter, but id rather not think about it becasue id like to sleep tonight It is a great peice of history, and an experience of a life time.
06/28/2007 @ 19:04 [ref: 6022]
 Dave Price
 Arlington, Texas

This is absolutely the best time you can have in corpus cristi. As A gulf war veteran, "Tank Gunner" I have toured hundreds of exhibits. The USS Lexington is the most fun and informative of them all. You will not be disapointed whith this wonderful piece of history.
06/27/2007 @ 15:28 [ref: 6020]
 Daniel Garcia
 , Texas

it was ok
04/23/2007 @ 06:31 [ref: 5861]
 Daniel Garcia
 , Texas

it was ok
04/23/2007 @ 06:30 [ref: 5860]
 Robert Paige
 Irving, Texas

I spent over four and a half hours on my tour and was greeted personally by Larry Boudreaux, a former USN Chief Petty Officer (Radioman) ,who also is a ham radio operator, W5LDB. The tour covered everything from the bridge, flight deck down to the mess deck, crew's quarters and engine room. (There is said to be a ghost at the engine room controls, but I didn't meet him on my tour :-) After exploring topside, you're then on your own for most of the rest of the self-guided tour and can take it at your own pace. There are descriptive plaques in most areas in addition to information on the guided tour pamphlet. I had served on a small aircraft carrier (CVE-118)and a seaplane tender (AV-14) during the Korean Conflict, but USS Lexington is about twice the length of those ships. I'd rank the tour of the "Lex" with that of the Queen Mary at Long Beach, California. Excellent tour guides on both. Both of whom were also former Chief Petty Officers in the USN. Two entirely different ships, but you could spend hours exploring either and well worth your time .
01/15/2007 @ 15:44 [ref: 5545]


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