Statue of Selena

Field review by the editors.

Corpus Christi, Texas

"The Queen of Tejano," Selena Quintanilla-Prez, was murdered at age 23 in a Corpus Christi motel by the ex-president of her fan club. Two years later a Selena memorial and bronze statue by artist H.W. "Buddy" Tatum Jr. was erected -- the same year the movie "Selena" starring Jennifer Lopez was released. Motion sensors were added in 2015 to trigger her music and a narrated biography.

Despite the presence of a railing, fans sometimes jump over the barrier to rub her bronze butt for luck.

Statue of Selena

Address:
270 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Directions:
Along the downtown bayfront. On the southeast corner of Ocean Drive/N. Shoreline Blvd and Peoples St./Antelope St. Just down the street from Landry's restaurant.
Hours:
Lit at night.
Admission:
Free
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