The USS Lex was once used in military expeditions throughout the world, but today it functions as a floating museum. It is docked pleasantly on the Corpus Christi Bay, and it's quite impressive to see from any angle. To board, you are whisked away in a free shuttle that takes you right to the ship's hangar entrance. The tour allows visitors to see the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. There is also a mega-theater on board as well as a flight simulator and an interactive exhibit entitled 'Virtual Battle Stations'.
This building was designed by the renowned architect Philip Johnson, where he used a material called 'shellcrete', which is a combination of shells and concrete. The tri-level structure stands majestically by the bay and it houses an interesting permanent collection as well as constant temporary exhibitions. Most pieces are American contemporary and include paintings and sculptures from renowned artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Jackson Pollock. For the little ones there is a children's play area located downstairs and if art makes you hungry, step into the elegant Dobson Cafe for a light lunch.
For an educational day out with the kids, visit the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History located in Bayfront Park. What really draws visitors to this museum are the replicas of the Pinta, Niña and Santa Maria; the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed upon when he arrived in the Americas. Guided tours of the ships are available every hour and are included in the price of admission. Aside from the ships, the museum has a number of exhibits that highlight the region. From paleontology and ecology to agronomy and the history of Corpus Christi, this museum is a veritable treasure trove of education in the region.
Built in 1849, this mansion was originally the home of Senator Forbes Britton. Constructed with local brick and scored masonry, the house got its name after the estate's 100th anniversary in 1949. At the time it was built the former senator could see the wharf from the house. Marvel at the petticoat tables in the foyer, the odd placement of light switches on the floorboards, and the spellbinding porcelain doll collection upstairs, for the house conveys different stories pertaining to different eras.
Railroad Seafood Station Brewing Company has been serving delicious seafood and craft beers since 9 years. Located in the S.E.A. which is the sports. entertainment and arts district of the town of Corpus Christi, it has all the ingredients of a good time. The menu consists of entrees, salads, and burgers which are served in huge quantities and are just perfect. Known for its variety of freshly brewed craft beer which is brewed by the restaurant itself, patrons can enjoy the variety and the perfect taste which the beer has. Guests can even hold their private events and functions here as the restaurant offers catering services as well.
Buccaneer Stadium is a football stadium with a rich history dating back to as far as 1938. The stadium has witnessed some great and important games. The venue has a total capacity of 18,000 and is one of the largest stadiums in the city.
Established in 2016, Comics Live features an array of renowned comedians from near and far showcasing their talents. The venue can also be used as a stage for jazz performances while you could enjoy a glass of wine and a savory Italian meal curated by renowned chef Salvatore Colicci. Events take place here on a regular basis, so keep a tab on their website for some of the funniest stand up artists.
The Old Concrete Street Amphitheater is a colossal venue divided into two parts. The “Pavilion Shows”, which are for general admissions and the “Amphitheater Shows”. The latter has lawn seating and VIP seating. Swing to the music of the biggest and the best bands that perform here from time to time. But beware of what you carry inside, as the rules are extremely strict. The theater also holds fund raising events, birthday parties, company picnics and much more. Out with your chairs and blankets!
Located in the American Bank Center, the American Bank Center Arena is a massive sports arena and stadium. Built in the beginning of the 21st Century, the center has been hosting massive events like sporting championships and live music performances by renowned artists like Shakira. Built primarily for sporting events, the arena witnesses sporting events like ice hockey, boxing, and baseball, to name a few