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The Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
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DeSoto, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the visit and being able to see the artifacts from his brief career. The video was also interesting and informative.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

much better than i expected! great memorial outside and photo op of oversized glasses to take pictures with! museum was very well done, nice timeline of his life, also there were his origianal glasses he wore in the place crash that took his life. very much worth stopping by if you like Buddy Holly and are in the Lubbock area!... More

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was interesting, but somewhat boring and not very exciting. Definitely not something small children enjoy. My husband liked it a lot, and there is plenty to read, probably would have enjoyed it more without the kids, but still not really my cup of tea.

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Ennis, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

And his original 58 Stratocaster was beautiful too. Museum is small but has nice flow to it and takes you through the history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Buddy Holly's short career and tragic death at 22, followed by the rise of Elvis, has caused his influence on rock and roll to be underestimated. No less than Sir Paul McCartney has stated that up to the first forty songs he and John Lennon wrote were influenced by Buddy Holly and The Crickets. McCartney has also made it clear... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A must do in Lubbock for anyone who enjoys music from that genre. Buddy had such a short career and such a huge influence on the music of the time. He was a pioneer and impacted early rock music and artists tremendously. Seeing the glasses is worth the trip. I mean his actual glasses not the big prop outside, although... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There is a lot of reading at this museum. Having seen the Norm and Vi Petty Museum in Clovis NM the day before, I enjoyed the comparisons. In Clovis, home of Norm Petty, they really play up that Buddy Holly recorded several hits in Clovis like Peggy Sue. In Lubbock, they tell more of how Buddy and Norm had an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On the smaller side, and won't take much time. But very neat! location is great for dining and nightlife as well. Visiting Silent wings museum first gave half off admission with receipt to Buddy Holly Center

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On a recent trip to Lubbock, the family decided to visit the Buddy Holly Center. To keep it short, the center has limited information on the late and very famous Buddy Holly (Crickets). What was interesting to me was how many present day artists acknowledge a direct influence from Buddy. The entrance fee is only $5 which matches the limited... More

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Mansfield, TX
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Nice museum but it is small and you are not allowed to take pictures. Some of the exhibits are hard to read because of the reflections from the spotlights lighting the displays. Glad we went because Buddy Holly was so important to the music of our generation but we will probably not return.

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