Corpus Christi Off The Beaten Path

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    USS Lexington

    by PeterVancouver Updated Jun 19, 2008

    A visit to USS Lexington Museum on board the vessel itself.
    The Lexington was built in the middle of WWII and served in the Pacific where it took an active part against Japanese aircraft. It was finally decommissioned in 1991 and now is available for the public to visit

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    USS Lexington Musuem Lexington flight deck
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    Birdwatching

    by kyoub Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    There is an 800 foot long boardwalk spanning the marshy flats of Oso Bay.
    This is located in the 22 acre Hans Suter Wildlife Park.
    You will see pelicans, great blue herons, ducks, and other shorebirds and waterfowl.

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    Tour a war ship

    by kyoub Written Jan 31, 2005

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    The USS Lexington is grounded in the bay, near the state aquarium.
    Wander through the ship right down to the shafts, walk acres of flight deck, sit in a ready room waiting for the command to man planes.
    View 40mm guns and a hatchway leading to a Sidewinder magazine.
    See old wood still lying under the "modern" flight deck, and peer through the bullnose at the city skyline.
    The last Essex class carrier to retire, the Lexington spans six decades of U.S. carrier development and is an important part of America's naval history.

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    Bring camera - great photo op

    by kimberbakos Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Behind the museum and science and history, between it, the art musuem and the civic center, there is neat place called the Watergarden. There are fountains and little waterfalls in a round area that reminded me of a colliseum. The garden itself really isn't much to see and wouldn't be a true destination, but it is so pretty. My friend told me lots of professional photographers use it as a setting - I gave it a try, too, with my daughter and was pleased with the results.

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    Corpus Christi Hash House Harriers

    by frankcanfly Written Feb 25, 2003

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    From their first days in Kuala Lumpur to the present, this group is fun in all cities. Known as a 'drinking club with a running problem', this is the local chapter. It's a funner group than most...tell them 'AirGasm, SMP, Crab Trap, Low Tide or DumbAss' made you come

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    Padre Island National Seashore...

    by 10eke Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Padre Island National Seashore encompasses 133,000 acres of America's vanishing barrier islands. It is the longest remaining undeveloped barrier island in the world
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    King Ranch - Hwy. 141 at...

    by jenna24 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    King Ranch -
    Hwy. 141 at Santa Gertrudis, Kingsville (361) 592-8055
    Hours: Visitor Center open weekdays 9 am - 4 pm. Call for tour times. The King Ranch is one of the largest and oldest working cattle and horse ranches in the world. This is the birthplace of the American ranching industry, founder of the Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle, and home of the first registered American Quarter Horse. Tours on ranch's history, wildlife and agriculture offered.

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    Historic Goliad - Crossroads...

    by jenna24 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Historic Goliad -
    Crossroads of Hwys. 59 and 77, 64 miles north of Corpus Christi (361) 645-3563
    The third oldest municipality in the state is home to a number of important missions, battlegrounds and historical structures. There's also Goliad State Park.

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    HORSEBACK RIDING - on the...

    by CorvetteChic Written Aug 24, 2002

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    HORSEBACK RIDING - on the beach at Mustang Ranch Riding Stables. Open seven (7) days a week. Hayrides & bonfires on beach. To make reservations call (361) 991-RIDE.

    Corpus Christi GREYHOUND RACE TRACK - a year-round facility racing nightly except Monday & Tuesday with matinees on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Located on Interstate Highway 37 and Navigation Blvd. Main entrance is off Leopard Street.

    KING RANCH Tours - Visit the most famous ranch in the world just one hour west at Kingsville. For more information contact the Kingsville Visitor’s Center at (361)-592-8516 or 1-800-333-5032.

    NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Whooping Crane Boat Tours are available to see the winter homes of the rare crane. November 1 through April 30. Call (361)-729-9589.

    Corpus Christi NAVAL AIR STATION - Headquarters for the Naval Air Training Command. Call (361)-939-2568 for more information.

    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MARINE SCIENCE INSTITTUTE - Port Aransas houses a marine visitor’s center with a great diversity of displays. For more information contact their Visitor’s Center at (361)-749-5729.

    Corpus Christi ARMY DEPOT - located aboard Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, the Depot is the world’s largest helicopter overhaul & repair facility. For more information call (361)-961-3626.

    NAVAL STATION INGLESIDE, Texas - home of the U.S. Navy’s Mine Warfare Center of Excellence. NAS Ingleside was dedicated on July 6, 1992. For more information call (361)-776-4204.

    NUECES RIVER COUNTY'S PARK VISITOR'S CENTER - located on Highway 77, the Visitor’s Center is accessible by car from either the north or south bound lanes. Address is 6667 Highway 77. Telephone number is (361)-241-1464.

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    Attractions:AQUARIUS PARK -...

    by CorvetteChic Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Attractions:

    AQUARIUS PARK - city park located off Whitecap about 15000 Aquarius. Playground equipment, covered picnic table (wheel chair accessible), basketball & volleyball courts. Equipped and maintained by the North Padre Island Lions Club.

    BOB HALL PIER - A Padre Island beach attraction open 24 hours a day to the public as a fishing pier with an admission charge of $1.00 per person. Rod, reel, and bait rentals and purchases are available. Cost is $1.00 usage fee of your own equipment on the pier. Pier extends beyond the third sand bar into the Gulf of Mexico 1,240 feet. Tel: (361)-949-0999.

    J.P. LUBY SURF PARK - Nueces County Park. Has popular Padre Island beaches, with surfing pier made especially for the sport to increase wave action. Festivities are held at this location on the Gulf of Mexico during Spring Break and on many holiday weekends. Surfboards may be rented along the seawall and at many island shops.

    NORTH PADRE ISLAND VISITOR'S CENTER - Located on South Padre Island Drive/Park Road 22 opposite Island Marine Services. Guidance and brochures on all Padre Island Texas attractions. For more information call (361)-949-8743.

    PADRE ISLAND NEIGHBOR CARE CENTER-
    Primary medical care and physical fitness center. Located on South Padre Island Drive across from Subway Sandwich Shop.

    PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE - created by the Department of the Interior in September, 1962, the 133,000 acre coastline area is reserved for public recreation. R.V. sites, information office, and artifact displays are included in the facilities. Located at the end of Park Road 22, the Padre Island National Seashore extends all the way to the Mansfield Channel, a distance of some 70 odd miles, covers the entire area between the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre and includes Kleberg, Kenedy and Willacy counties. Malaquite Beach area on Padre Island National Seashore is one of the few areas where driving is prohibited on a certain section. Driving is allowed, however, on the majority of North Padre Island beaches. For more information call (361)-949-8068.

    BIG SHELL AND LITTLE SHELL NORTH PADRE ISLAND BEACHES - famous spots located inside the Padre Island National Seashore for great shelling in a less crowded area. Four (4) wheel drive vehicles are a must after a certain point 12 miles south of the beach which is noted by a large sign. Check with hotels/condos for four wheel drive rentals.
    Grasslands Nature Trail - just inside the Padre Island National Seashore boundary. Native plants are designated along this two mile asphalt walk among wildflowers.

    PADRE ISLES COUNTRY CLUB - 18 hole golf course located on North Padre Island. Twice rated in the top 25 golf courses in Texas. A champion course. Tennis, pool, lounge and dining room.

    SEAWALL located on the Gulf of Mexico in front of the condo/hotel area allows a leisurely stroll and beach bicycle rentals. Rentals are also available at this seawall site for umbrellas, lounges, and boogie boards.

    Go FISHING or SHRIMPING...seine for your own bait in the Laguna Madre by wading in knee-deep water while operating a push-net. Nets may be purchased at area bait shops.

    WINDSURFING and JET SKIING may be seen along the many island waterways. Stop along Padre Island Drive for rentals or to just watch and enjoy the sports.

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    MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK - RV...

    by CorvetteChic Written Aug 24, 2002

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    MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK - RV campsites and protected beach area. Contact Ranger Station at (361)-749-5246.

    FISH PASS JETTIES - on the northern site of Mustang Island State Park. Great fishing and shelling site on the Gulf of Mexico.

    CORPUS CHRISTI BAYFRONT - is the scene of restaurants, shops and hotels in the downtown area overlooking the Bay of Corpus Christi. Shrimp vendors and surrey rentals join museums and the nearby Port of Corpus Christi. For information contact the Downtown Corpus Christi Visitor’s Information Center at 1823 N. Chaparral, tel:(361)-561-2000 or 1-800-766-BEACH.

    Walk aboard the LEXINGTON MUSEUM. Tour the flight deck of the aircraft carrier and see the vintage airplanes. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information call (361)-888-4873.

    Corpus Christi GREYHOUND RACE TRACK - a year-round facility racing nightly except Monday & Tuesday with matinees on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Located on Interstate Highway 37 and Navigation Blvd. Main entrance is off Leopard Street.

    KING RANCH Tours - Visit the most famous ranch in the world just one hour west at Kingsville. For more information contact the Kingsville Visitor’s Center at (361)-592-8516 or 1-800-333-5032.

    Aransas NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Whooping Crane Boat Tours are available to see the winter homes of the rare crane. November 1 through April 30. Call (361)-729-9589.

    Corpus Christi NAVAL AIR STATION - Headquarters for the Naval Air Training Command. Call (361)-939-2568 for more information.

    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MARINE SCIENCE INSTITTUTE - Port Aransas houses a marine visitor’s center with a great diversity of displays.
    For more information contact their Visitor’s Center at (361)-749-5729.

    Corpus Christi ARMY DEPOT - located aboard Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, the Depot is the world’s largest helicopter overhaul & repair facility. For more information call (361)-961-3626.

    NAVAL STATION INGLESIDE, Texas - home of the U.S. Navy’s Mine Warfare Center of Excellence. NAS Ingleside was dedicated on July 6, 1992. For more information call (361)-776-4204.

    NUECES RIVER COUNTY'S PARK VISITOR'S CENTER - located on Highway 77, the Visitor’s Center is accessible by car from either the north or south bound lanes. Address is 6667 Highway 77. Telephone number is (361)-241-1464.

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    BIRD WATCHING - located on the...

    by CorvetteChic Written Aug 24, 2002

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    BIRD WATCHING - located on the Central Flyway, Padre Island is a mecca for a great variety of bird life. Numerous migrating birds, with beautiful and exciting colors, can be seen throughout the residential portions and park areas of Padre Island as well as other locations throughout the area.

    BIRD ISLAND BASIN - a favorite area for national and local windsurfing competitions. Follow the signs to this Laguna Madre site located in the Padre Island National Seashore. Rentals and lessons are available.

    SEAGULL PARK - Padre Island Texas beach park, away from the water, of approximately six (6) acres located on Jackfish Drive (down the street from Whataburger.) Covered picnic tables, wooden playground structures, baseball backstop and jogging path open to the public.

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    The beach

    by kyoub Written Jan 31, 2005

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    Padre Island National Seashore, stretching 113 miles from Corpus Christi on the north almost to the Mexican border on the south.

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    Corpus Christi Zoo

    by frankcanfly Written Feb 25, 2003

    If you visit here hoping to see healthy animals in a clean environment, be prepared for a disappointment.

    This place is lame, you'll have more fun visiting 'death row' puppies at the pound.

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    Welder Wildlife Refuge - Hwy....

    by jenna24 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Welder Wildlife Refuge -
    Hwy. N. 77, 7.5 miles north of Sinton (361) 364-2643
    This is the largest privately-endowed wildlife refuge in the state of Texas. Public tours every Thursday at 3 pm.

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