South Padre Island

CORPUS CHRISTI

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Population 262,092

Altitude 35

General

The city is a major deep-waterport and one of Texas' most popular seacoast playground cities. First European to have visited area is believed to have been Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda in 1519.

First settlement began as a frontier trading post founded in 1839 by impresario colonizer Col. Henry Lawrence Kinney; obscure settlement until about 1845 when accelerated growth began. Institutions of higher learning are Del mar College and Texas A&M of Corpus Christi.

Seawall, with steps to the water, was built in the late 2930's as part of a major landfill that created Shoreline Boulevard and the popular "T" head docks for pleasure boats. Corpus Christi Beach, north of downtown over the bridge, is the site of the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium, and offers park areas, picnic tables, showers, and rest rooms. for maps and current information on Corpus Christ attractions see Visitor Centers.

In keeping with the city's image of having glistening waterways, Corpus Christi's Watergarden at Bayfront Arts and Science Park sparkles for visitors who see, hear, and touch the garden's water. some 150 fountains form the nucleus of the park, which is lighted at night.

AQUARIUM, TEXAS STATE

ART CENTER OF CORPUS CHRISTI

BAYFRONT ARTS AND SCIENCE PARK

ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS

BAYFRONT PLAZA AUDITORIUM

COPRUS CHRISTI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY

HARBOR PLAYHOUSE

HERITAGE PARK

CENTENNIAL HOUSE

COLUMBUS FLEET

CORPUS CHRISTI BOTANICAL GARDENS

CORPUS CHRISTI MARINA

DOLPHIN CONNECTION

FISHING

GREYHOUND RACE TRACK

INTERNATIONAL KITE MUSEUM

LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STATE PARK

MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL CULTURES

PADDLE WHEELER FLAGSHIP

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

CITY PARKS

COUNTY PARKS

PIRATES OF THE GULF

PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH

PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI AND HARBOR BRIDGE

U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION

USS LEXINGTON MUSEUM ON THE BAY

VISITORS CENTERS

Attractions

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