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Freddy Fender Museum

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Address: 210 E Heywood St, San Benito, TX 78586-4635
Phone Number: (956) 361-3800

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This is a community museum featuring the rich music traditions of the RGV. Certainly there is a section dedicated to Freddy Fender, but also many others who contributed to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2016
10RogerTheLodger10
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Toronto, Canada
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San Beni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Excellent museum with a great story to tell about this iconic Texas legend. Thanks for a great tour!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is a community museum featuring the rich music traditions of the RGV. Certainly there is a section dedicated to Freddy Fender, but also many others who contributed to the TexMex music we enjoy today. As well, there is a section of the museum focussing on the history of the RGV development; e.g. the railroad, early settlers, agriculture, and the... More 

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Thank 10RogerTheLodger10
Norman, Oklahoma
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

There is lots of good displays, really good information about Freddie Fender. Brought back good memories of Freddie.

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Thank Mary F
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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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Thank Miguel G
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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 Thank dmahalek
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 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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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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