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Address: 210 E. Heywood, San Benito, TX
Phone Number: (956) 361-3800
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Nice little museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We took our grade level to a field trip here, and the students loved it. It was very educational and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I am a huge admirer and fan of Freddy Fender , and although the museum is small, it is packed with his life history . You can"t help but feel so close to him and his music after seeing the video, photographs, reading all his stories, seeing his awards, his motorcycle , outfit and boots., Ray was very knowlegeable with... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This tiny quaint museum is a must for all Freddy Fender fans, the museum is tiny however the very friendly staff can give you some great insight into the life of Freddy and the history of regions distinctive style of music.

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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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Arkport, New York
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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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