Must-see attractions in Corpus Christi

  • A Silhouette of kids excited to watch the dolphin play under water in the Corpus Christi Aquarium; Shutterstock ID 530810227; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Texas State Aquarium

    Corpus Christi

    Learn about Gulf Coast marine life, just across from downtown at the southern end of North Beach. Three large handling tanks let you get close to sharks,…

  • Corpus Christi, Texas.December 21, 2019.USS Lexington Museum; Shutterstock ID 1981130519; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    USS Lexington Museum

    Corpus Christi

    Moored just north of the ship channel and aquarium, this 900ft-long aircraft carrier dominates Corpus Christi bay. The Lexington served in the Pacific…

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - APRIL 17: Visitors approach the Art Museum of South Texas at Bayfront Science Park in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 17th, 2016.; Shutterstock ID 611247398; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Art Museum of South Texas

    Corpus Christi

    Enjoying a spectacular seafront setting, across from the Museum of Science & History, this modern museum focuses on changing exhibitions of contemporary…

  • Corpus Christi, Texas - October 7, 2017: An old house at Heritage Park.

    Heritage Park

    Corpus Christi

    Originally a neighborhood of old homes, Heritage Park has morphed into a theme park of old homes. A dozen Corpus houses, from humble to grand and dating…

  • 2A3HTW6 Decorative plaque at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center thanking the city of Corpus Christi, Texas USA for a land donation.

    Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

    Corpus Christi

    Overlooking Oso Bay, this city-run nature reserve of 162 acres has 4 miles of trails to wander. The surrounding wetlands are a haven for birdlife, and…

  • Museum of Science & History

    Corpus Christi

    This fun museum explores Texas' natural history, and displays gold bars and huge disks of silver recovered from three Spanish ships wrecked nearby in 1534…

  • Museum of Asian Cultures

    Corpus Christi

    This small but well-curated museum is worth a look if you have an interest in art from across South and Southeast Asia, but particularly from Japan. There…

  • K Space Contemporary

    Corpus Christi

    This small space hosts contemporary-art exhibitions, which rotate every four to six weeks, with a penchant for emerging artists. The often-provocative…

  • Selena Museum

    Corpus Christi

    Selena's studio is still a working music and production house, presided over by her still-proud father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. It includes numerous…

  • North Beach

    Corpus Christi

    The closest beach to downtown lies across the ship channel to the north. It gets busy in season, but its tight-packed sands and handful of places to eat…

  • Texas Surf Museum

    Corpus Christi

    Once a small display area tucked inside Surf Club Records, this museum has now taken over completely with a range of displays on the history of surfing in…

  • Peoples St T-Head

    Corpus Christi

    The busy fleet of shipping boats that dock here, along with the various restaurants and activities that have set up shop on the jetty, make this the most…

  • Selena Memorial & Statue

    Corpus Christi

    The life-sized statue of late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971–95) still draws an estimated 30,000 well-wishers every year more than two…

  • Lawrence St T-Head

    Corpus Christi

    Home to a view, a few chain restaurants and the luckless Niña Ship Replica.

  • L Head

    Corpus Christi

    This is the least exciting of the three main piers for visitors, but the views back towards downtown are nice.