The USS Lexington, locally known as “The Lex,” is a former World War II-era aircraft carrier, now ‘retired’ in Corpus Christi. Unlike so many other retired warships, the USS Lexington is still active, in a manner of speaking.
After an exhaustive refurbishing process, the USS Lexington was docked a short distance away from the Texas State Aquarium and opened to the public. Today, the Lexington serves as a museum and features a number of exhibits, as well as a museum, flight simulator and breathtaking views of Corpus Christi Bay. Additionally, the Lexington also offers a few very unique experiences, such as overnight camping trips and summer camp programs for children.
The USS Lexington is open seven days a week, except for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Labor Day through Memorial Day; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tickets prices are $12.95 for adults, $9.95 for seniors and military personnel, and $7.95 for children ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and under are free.