Lipantitlan State Historic Site
For a really quick local history lesson during your trip take your group to the Lipantitlan State Historic Site, the site of an 1835 battle between Texan insurgents and the Mexican Army, located just east of Orange Grove within the Lake Corpus Christi State Park.
This site sits on 5 acres and is named after the Lipan Apaches that once camped here. Here's the story;
In 1831 a picket fort was constructed by Mexican forces in anticipation of Anglo immigrants. In 1835 a small guard force that was here surrendered the fort to the Texas forces without a struggle or single shot being fired. Fast forward to 1842 when Texas Volunteers camped here due to Mexican General Antonio Canales trying to seize the land...essentially there was never a battle fought here, though the site does hold historic importance nonetheless.
Today you will find a stone historic marker, a nice picnic area, and a place to get some fresh air and enjoy your natural Corpus Christi surroundings.