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I Went To The Selena Museum And It's Truly Majestic

It's like Disneyland, only replace everything with Selena.

I went to the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas. It's part of Q-Productions, the Quintanilla family music studio.

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I arrived on Friday, just in time for the Fiesta de la Flor festival, honoring Selena Quintanilla. I figured I would stop by from the airport since it was on the way to the festival.

But apparently, EVERYBODY HAD THE SAME IDEA.

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Like, for real.

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It should also be noted that Corpus Christi is a sauna. Humidity was at a steady 89% and there was a slight drizzle.

The wait to get into the front door of the museum lasted over an hour.

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But it's worth it.

Once inside, you're greeted by this lovely receptionist who charges you an entrance fee of three dollars.

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Yes, three dollars to visit the Queen's castle. It's quite the bargain.

A tour guide quickly showed us into the first room... the studio. And not just any studio. It's the studio where all the magic happened.

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"The last song Selena recorded in here was 'Dreaming of You.'" I suddenly got chills down my spine

People crowded around to take as many pictures of this beautiful portrait that hung in the studio:

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But who could blame them? After all, this is the room where this classic scene took place:

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Notice the drum set and the microphone... and JLo.

They took us through Q-Production's break room.

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Although the tour guide was like, "This isn't anything special. It's a break room." I couldn't help but think that Selena probably ate an entire medium pizza in this room by herself. And that in itself makes this room a historical landmark.

I also saw the most Texas thing ever...

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Whataburger and pickles.

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The break room also had this famous image of Selena holding a Coke bottle.

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Mmmm... Coke.

After squeezing by this awfully hot, humid, and crowded corridor...

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...we finally reached the actual museum.

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"I just want to touch people's hearts." Mission accomplished.

The whole museum is comprised of interesting knick-knacks from Selena's life.

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Early fashion concepts from a 15-year-old Selena:

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There's a glass case dedicated to her dolls...

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I liked how she dressed the doll on the right in purple.

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Here's her one and only Grammy.

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There's a wall of all her accolades. All the Gold and Platinum one could ever wish for in a lifetime.

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Norberto Briceño

They had the checkerboard jacket she wore from her Mas photo-shoot.

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But what really caught my attention was this glorious piece of technology.

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As we learned in the movie, she had an affinity for eggs.

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They had her Selena-fied Barbie dolls on display.

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Selena's red Porsche was parked in the corner of the room and people were like :O.

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Me: :O.

And then, there were her iconic outfits displayed on mannequins in glass display cases...

And they looked magical.

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It's one thing to see these outfits in old YouTube videos and Telemundo specials...

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Norberto Briceño

It's another to see them, in all their majestic glory, right in front of your eyes.

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DAMN.

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Selena's outfits alone made this whole trip worth it.

In conclusion: This museum is majestic AF. Sure, it was crowded, humid and had no ventilation inside, but WHATEVER. If you're a Selena fan, it won't matter. You'll sweat out the negativity and replace it with Selena fabulousness.

And you'll feel like this:

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