Built in 1942 for the USO Club, the center has a main gallery where exhibits change monthly. The 14,400-square-foot building also houses four individual studios giving visitors a chance to view artists at work. Demonstrations and workshops are regularly scheduled. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sun. Fr...
Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the building on the bay features a permanent collection and changing exhibits such as photography, murals, handcrafted pieces and historical paintings. The museum offers a program of films, lectures and art classes. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. ...
The city's oldest existing home was built in 1848 of then-popular "shellcrete" construction. Once a Civil War hospital, it has been restored and furnished. Open noon–4 p.m. first Sun. of the month. Admission charge. 411 N. Upper Broadway. 361/882-8691. www.ccahs.com.
View the famous 1554 Spanish shipwreck and the Smithsonian Institution exhibit, "Seeds of Change." The "Gallery of Cultural Encounters" has a 16th-century carved dome ceiling from Spain, plus a La Salle exhibit. Also tour the Pinta replica. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and noon–5 p.m. Sun. Admis...
The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge along Oso Bay features a viewing tower for bird watching, especially flocks of heron, cranes and roseate spoonbills. Includes a boardwalk, hike-and-bike facilities and a jogging trail. Access by Ocean Drive or take South Padre Island Drive, exit at Nile. Cit...
The 90-foot vessel provides transportation that connects downtown to Corpus Christi Beach. Call or visit the website for the days the ferry operates. Departs from Peoples St. T-Head and the Texas State Aquarium. Fare charged. 361/289-2600. www.ccrta.org.
This is Texas' oldest continually performing theater, in operation since 1952. The main theater seats 476. A smaller studio seats about 200. Group rates available. 1 Bayfront Park. 361/888-7469. www.harborplayhouse.com.
Sail, shop and dine all in the same shaded waterfront location. Visit the Yachting Center to book a sailing cruise or buy tickets for a one-hour boat ride. 108 Peoples St. T-Head. 361/881-8503. www.harrisonslanding.net.
Twelve restored turn-of-the-century homes in "Old Irishtown" make "the past a part of the present and future." Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour through the park. The Galvan House serves as the park's headquarters. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. 1600 block of N. Chaparral St. 361/826-346...
Offers 1- and 1.5-hour horseback rides along the sandy beaches of Corpus Christi. Rides are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call for available times and reservations. 16562 Park Road 22. 361/949-4944. www.horsesonthebeach.com.
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