6 Silver Sands Property Guide 2015 Area Attractions Corpus Christi SEA District Downtown Corpus Christi is home to the citys Sports Entertainment and Arts SEA District which includes many of the areas busiest venues.The American Bank Center is the regions primary convention and events center the C.C. Hooks AA-pro baseball team plays at Whataburger Field the Art Museum and Museum of Science and History are centers of education live theater at the Harbor Playhouse Old Concrete Street Amphitheater and Brewster Street Icehouse are popular concert venues and Hurricane Alley Waterpark is a local favorite. Schlitterbahn Corpus ChristiUpper Padre Island The most anticipated waterpark in the world opens in 2015 and is billed as one of the largest and most innovative waterparks ever constructed.This newest of the legendary Schlitterbahn parks will feature the longest lazy river in the industry surf simulator Boogie Bahn the Master Blaster swim-up bars restaurants and much more. Area Info Online visitcorpuschristitx.org thecoastalbend.com caller.com seadistrictcc.com lapalmera.com Texas State Aquarium One of the Coastal Bends top visitor attractions delivers the ultimate Gulf of Mexico experience bringing the undersea world to you up close and in person The artificial reef exhibit in the 125000 gallon main tank is home to dozens of species of fish including rays and sharks and live bottlenose dolphin and otter shows are crowd favorites. U.S.S. Lexington Museum The Lady Lex set more combat records than any carrier in U.S. Naval history and today rests in Corpus Christi Bay as the U.S.S. Lexington Museum on the Bay a tribute and memorial to those who served.The sights and sounds are so real and so intense you become a part of the story the second you step foot aboard this World War II era aircraft carrier. South Texas Botanic Gardens One of South Texas favorite attractions is a center of natural beauty and appreciation for the diverse regional ecostystem.The Botanical Gardens features a butterfly house the landmark orchard house a majestic rose garden and a seasonal plumeria garden. Excotic parrots and tropical reptile exhibits shaded nature trail and events venue. La Palmera Mall The largest regional shopping mall is located on S. Padre Island Dr. in Corpus Christi and houses the most popular national retailers like Macys Dillards J.C. Penny Victorias Secret Forever 21 as well as dozens of specialty stores. Also find popular eateries P.F. Changs Longhorn Steakhouse and more. Texas AM University Corpus Christi The ever-expanding Island University now serves over 12000 students and offers 33 undergraduate majors 25 graduate programs and two doctoral degrees through five collegesstandout programs include nursing education and environmental science. Home of The Islanders NCAA Division I athletics. Naval Air Station Corpus ChristiCCAD The Coastal Bends military roots date back to the months leading up to World War II when NAS Corpus Christi opened as the Central Command for Naval Air Training which remains in place today. Corpus Christi Army Depot is the worlds largest helicopter repair base and the regions largest employer.