Planning a vacation in Corpus Christi requires at least one trip to the beach for a little fun in the sun, but there’s so much more to enjoy in the Coastal Bend. Extend your stay by a day or two and get a glimpse into some of the amazing historical attractions and museums Corpus Christi has to offer.

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USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay

This gigantic World War II-vintage aircraft carrier museum is a must-see for history buffs and connoisseurs of all things cool. Plan to spend two to three hours on your self-guided tour of the USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay as you explore the Captain’s Cabin, 3D Mega Theater, Flight Simulator and two-acre Flight Deck! Comfortable shoes are a must!

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Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History

There’s a little something for everyone in your group at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History. Immerse yourself in the treasures of the 1686 French shipwreck “La Belle” or take a trip back in time through Corpus Christi’s local history while viewing the famed Doc McGregor photograph collection. Expect to spend at least a couple of hours exploring the museum while the younger members of your party enjoy the brand new H-E-B Science Center complete with a three-story DNA climber slide!

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Texas Surf Museum

Explore the history of surfing in the Gulf Coast with a trip to the Texas Surf Museum in Water Street Market. Take a stroll through the history of surfing fashions, boards, and even the sport in general. Stop for a selfie by the replica Woody out front! Always free and open late!

For more on exploring history in Corpus Christi, swing by and chat with our friendly staff at the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center.