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Freddy Fender Museum

Address: 210 E. Heywood, San Benito, TX
Phone Number: (956) 361-3800
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in San Benito
Type: Museums
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is a waste of time. If your a FF fan then ok. . It's ok. It's not a great deal but it beats being in San Benito with nothing to do. Not like you're going to gain anything but either being there or not. It had nothing to offer other than what you may gain googling. Freddy Fender was... More 

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Harlingen, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I thought it was neat he was before my time but I think its nice to keep his spirit alive I likedthis place and would recommend it to others that like good old music.

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

My husband and our 3 kids along w/my silver and 2 nephews popped by on a Monday afternoon and we didn't realize they were only open Thurs-Sat' but given the great down home people that work there they still let us tour! It was wonderful to look and show our children the small city we grew up in and where... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I am a Freddy Fender music fan. Here is a story about a local boy made good. It is a real treat to visit. It gives you a feel for who Freddy was.

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Rancho Viejo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

San Benito is a scappy little town where he was from. The museum reflects that. Mostly there were older people who went to school with him telling stories. Boring.

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Rio Dulce Guatemala
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I am proud of Freddy Fender. What I like about the Museum (besides its size,w hich is small and I like that) is the music. One wanders around with Freddy in their ears and thats the way it should be. Kudos to the great ladies of San Benito, Texas and the Historical Commission who does all the hard work on... More 

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Hornell, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Very interesting little museum about Freddy Fender and local history of the Rio Grande Valley.

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San Diego, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

"Freddy is here," is all I could think to say to my wife. The museum covers his life beginning with a reference to his father's death while he was still an infant. Fender's mother couldn't afford rent and lived in a tin shack with her son for a year. The remarkable story of Freddie Fender is amazing. At 12 her... More 

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