Selena Museum, Corpus Christi

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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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  • September 20, 2017
    I was in Corpus Christi on business, and my hotel was right around the corner. My daughter is a huge Selena fan, so I went on her behalf. I arrived about 20 minutes before they close (they close early...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Located off a main street in Corpus, a block away for our hotel, the museum is in a great location. The parking lot stays full. The price is right...for only $3.00 a person, you can image why it may b...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I suppose if one was a fan or Latino then this place may be important,to me i found it a waste of money,but then this city has a knack for spending money unwise,just look at the streets and try to dri...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    I went last week to visit the museum. Loved loved loved it especially if you are a fan. It was amazing to see her outfits, awards, dolls etc. Tickets are very cheap. The only issues I have that it was small. I was in and out in 20 minutes. At times it got a little annoying when it got crowed to look at the things. The staff was friendly but the gift shop was small and only sold shirts. I wished I would have met her dad and it was bigger. I wanted to stay longer and see more things.
  • July 1, 2017
    The drive was worthwhile! Great collection of Selena's personal stuff. My fiancee who is avid fan of Selena left the place with tears in her eyes. People would get a great experience of Selena's achievements and lifestyle in a very short time.
  • July 3, 2017
    Had an awesome experience there! Our group had a personal tour of the place by Abraham Quintanilla. He let us ask questions and showed us all the cool stuff they do there! We were very lucky because it is rare for him to do that. Thank you Mr. Q!
  • March 18, 2017
    Worth the wait...It took this GA girl 20 years to get here. Selena fan since I was 14 years old and will be for life. Her music brings joy to the heart and a smile to your soul that last a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing her memories. My hubby planned a whole weekend around taking me to her memorial, the murals, favorite places, home, museum and last a sunset moment to place purple roses on her resting place. Thank you Suzette for being so kind to speak with us and take pictures with us. Your kindness and personality truly showed the love and warmth we all felt in Selena y Los Dino's music. Thank you again for continuing to share Selena with us.
  • May 12, 2017
    This is a must see to appreciate museum. Only $3 they do take donations. It is still an active recording studio. Plan to spend an hour and you can take photos. No flash though. Very entertaining.

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