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Selena Museum, Corpus Christi
(4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
The museum was built by the Quintanilla family in 1998 in response to the thousands of letters mailed to them by fans expressing their desire to have Selena's memory shared with the public. The Quintanilla family offers the museum as a memorial to the achievements and life of their beloved daughter.

The museum is quickly becoming one of the top tourist attractions in South Texas. It continues to attract a steady flow of visitors from throughout the country and around the world. Eager to experience the city that Selena called home, visitors have arrived from as far away as Australia and Japan. The museum displays her red Porsche, awards, stage outfits, and other memorabilia.
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  • The cost was $3.00 per person which was not bad to see Selena's memorabilia. It's not very big but still very neat and has a gift shop. Mr. Quintanilla walked in when we were sitting down in the lobby...  more »
  • This is more of a monument than a museum. It's a nice tribute to a local girl who changed the face of Tejano music, BUT, I personally didn't think the statue looks anything like her. The pose is remin...  more »
  • The cost was only $3 dollars per person which was not bad to see a collection compiled of many of Selena's accomplishments. They a "tour guide" but all the individual did was to walk the group through...  more »
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  • I went for my birthday, there was nothing more I wanted but to go to Selena' s museum. It was the best birthday I ever had! I got very emotional once I got into the parking lot because I was so excited, the tour was honestly amazing. Mr.Quintanilla showed up out of nowhere. When he came out i was speechless i had tears running down my face. I cant believe i actually got the chance to meet him. He also took us on a tour and showed us the studio, he is such a great man! I'm a HUGE Selena fan, I can honestly work there for the rest of my lifeπŸ˜‚πŸ’œπŸ’œ I didn't want to leave!! The people that work there are Sooo nice!!! The worker also gave me a free Selena calling card as a birthday present. It was an experience I will never forget. It was honestly a dream come true to me!
  • I came to the museum all the way from austin today on friday september 30th 2pm. and they were even open!
  • My 7 year old daughter LOVED SELENA. We decided to bring our daughter to see Selena museum, grave, & memeriol statue. We were extremely disappointed with grave site. It's was not clean or taken care of. Expected more extravagant since Selena was very famous. Upon arriving at the museum we couldn't believe that it was just like a old warehouse building. Couldn't even tell it was a museum there. Didn't even look nice from outside. We asked front desk lady if Mr. Quintanilla was there. Unfortunately he wasn't. We continue with the tour around & taking pictures of Selena's clothing, awards. Not even 5 minutes of being there we notice a man in the back in a room with the door open. We seen that he continued to kept looking up out toward the main area. After a couple of minutes it was confirmed that in fact it was Mr. Quintanilla, Selena's father. We were in a group 12 people/ family. One of the person from our group politely asked Mr. Quintanilla for picture. Mr. Quintanilla declined since he claimed to be working. Mr. Quintanilla said later once he had time. My daughter was infatuated with all of Selena stuff. Before leave our daughter asked Mr. Quintanilla if he would take a picture with him. Once again he rudely said No. Got up and walked out of the with another man whom he was talking to and proceed to go upstairs. We were extremely mad & couldn't believe Mr. Quintanilla would turn down a request from a fan of his daughter. There was another lady whom over heard Mr. Quintanilla response to our daughter. She walked out with us. The lady aslo couldn't believe the response from Mr. Quintanilla.She was planning to buy from the gift shop as so were we. Fortunately we didn't waste any more money to support Mr. Quintanilla. Whom is the person whom benefits from anything that's being sold under Selena name. Mr. Quintanilla should have a bit of respect towards the fans his daughter continues to have especially since Selena has been gone for over a decade. Mr. Quintanilla should be grateful that if it wasn't for his daughter Selena he wouldn't have what he has. Thanks to all of Selena fans. Which he has treated several of them very poorly & was rude to them. Don't waste your time or your money there. The inside of the building is old and not updated. Honestly it looks raggedy inside & out. The drinking faucet leaks and had a dirty little container underneath the faucet. It's obvious that the money from the museum entrance isn't being spent on the museum.
  • im a HUGE SELENA FAN we are going to the museum this friday and i can't wait!! i love her songs bidi bidi bomb bom and dreaming of you and como la flor i can't wait to see everything in her mueseum like the outfits she wore and HER GRAMMY AWARD!!!!!! i hope her dad is working on friday!
  • As soon as you walk in the main office there is a lady is sitting in her desk, she was on the phone not paying attention to anyone and ignoring every body as they walked in, People come to see and remember Selena's legacy. a group of people walked in happy to be there and a baby was crying and that lady told her to leave because she was on the phone. That was the rudest thing I've ever seen in my life. The entire family walked out upset and didn't even get to see the museum because they were offended. They need to get a better set-up in their Museum and separate the office with the museum. And to tell you the truth I was not impressed with the museum they could have done much better. My family and I did the tour bought some t-shirts and probably will never come back to that place only because of the rude customer service they give you. We love you Selena always