Corpus Christi

Just 32 miles from the Circle W RV Ranch in Rockport, Texas, sits Corpus Christi, a sister South Gulf Coast city with a population of 320,000. Corpus Christi is worth a visit on your destination vacation to Circle W RV Ranch. It boasts the fifth-largest port in the US and has roots going back to 1519. The city’s nickname is Sparkling City by the Sea.

Corpus Christi played a part in the Texas war with Mexico and in the Civil War, the Battle of Corpus Christi was fought with the union navy bombarding the city but getting pushed back when union troops landed on the coast.

The Florida Keys hurricane ravaged the city in 1919 leaving just a few structures and resulting in the building of a seawall.

Attractions

With a city this rich in history, you might expect many historical tourists destinations and you would be correct! The North Beach area houses the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington museum. That ship was part of the set during the 2000 film, Pearl Harbor.

The museum district includes the the Museum of Asian Cultures, the South Texas Institute for the Arts the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and the Harbor Playhouse Theatre, one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in the state.

The downtown area contains the Texas Surf Museum, a variety of shops and marinas and the Mirador de la Flor, a monument to honor Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Tejano singer murdered by her assistant and head of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar in the 1990s.


About Circle W RV Ranch

The gated community of Circle W RV Ranch is located in Rockport, Texas, near the Arkansas border. It is a great place for a destination vacation. Visit area beaches and exciting South Gulf Coast cities like Corpus Christi! Reserve an RV space now at: www.circlewrvranch.com.

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