Attractions in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the Gulf Coast. Besides miles of beautiful beaches, Corpus is home to a number of interesting attractions. Corpus Christi attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington are among the most popular in Texas, while smaller, local attractions help round out vacation activities for visitors to Corpus Christi. In any event, visitors the Sparkling City by the Sea will certainly find plenty of attractions to visit and experience while staying in Corpus Christi. 

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Texas State Aquarium

Texas State Aquarium
Danno Wise
Address
2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402, USA
Phone
+1 361-881-1200

The "official" aquarium of Texas, the Texas State Aquarium houses hundreds of marine animals and provides educational programs for visitors of all ages. As of 2016, the Texas State Aquarium began a massive expansion project, which will give visitors an even fuller experience. In any event, visitors to the Texas State Aquarium should block out a full day in order to see all of the exhibits. 

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USS Lexington

The Lex Battleship and Museum
Danno Wise
Address
2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1116, USA
Phone
+1 361-888-4873

Following many years of "active duty," the WWII-era USS Lexington "retired" to Corpus Christi. The Lexington now serves as a floating museum and even offers overnight stays! Additionally, there is a movie theater, gift shop and numerous exhibits aboard the Lexington, as well as a display of various military aircraft on the flight deck. 

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Corpus Christi Marina

Corpus Christi Marina
Danno Wise
Address
400A N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2556, USA
Phone
+1 361-826-3980

The Corpus Christi Marina houses a large number of sailboats and recreational watercraft. Taking a stroll along one of the Marina's three t-head piers makes for a pleasant diversion - not to mention grabbing a bite to eat at one of the fine restaurants at the end of the piers.

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Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore
Danno Wise
Address
20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA
Phone
+1 361-949-8068

Padre Island National Seashore stretches from Corpus Christi south some 75 miles to the Port Mansfield Cut - offering some of the most remote seashore to be found anywhere. Additionally, Padre Island National Seashore is a nesting ground for endangered sea turtles. As a result, the Padre Island National Seashore is one of the most popular stretches of beach in the Lone Star State. 

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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Address
1900 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1114, USA
Phone
+1 361-826-4667

The Corpus Christi Museum of History and Science has an impressive display of natural and cultural historical objects on display. In addition, the museum has a wonder marine artificact display. All of this is packaged together with a special emphasis on South Texas.

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Water Street Market

Water Street Market
Danno Wise
Address
306 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2506, USA
Phone
+1 361-884-7873

Located in the heart of downtown Corpus Christi, Water Street Market is full of unique shops and restaurants, many of which offer breathtaking views of Corpus Christi Bay. Among the more popular stops are the Executive Surf Club, Texas Surf Museum and Hall of Fame, and Water Street Market Seafood Company. 

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The Harbor Playhouse

Address
1802 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, USA
Phone
+1 361-882-5500

The Harbor Playhouse has been providing Corpus Christi with high quality theatrical productions since 1925. Today, the historic playhouse features a diverse schedule of contemporary and classic musicals, non-musicals, and children’s plays.

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Selena Museum

Address
5410 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78408, USA
Phone
+1 361-289-9013

Corpus Christi's Selena Museum, built by the singer's father, displays outfits and costumes worn by the late-pop superstar as well as other memorabilia from her life as a professional musician. Corpus Christi also has a Selena monument, which is located along the waterfront along Corpus Christi Bay. 

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Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park
Danno Wise
Address
9394 TX-361, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, USA
Phone
+1 361-749-5246

Mustang Island State Park includes five miles of beachfront and offers visitors fishing, camping, beachcombing, swimming, surfing, birding, and other outdoor recreation options. Mustand Island State Park is a great place to spend a day at the beach or a weekend of camping. 

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South Texas Institute for the Arts

South Texas Institute for the Arts
Danno Wise
Address
1902 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1138, USA
Phone
+1 361-825-3500

The South Texas Institute for the Arts operates an educational facility, as well as an art museum, placing it high on the list for art lovers' visiting Corpus Christi.

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