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The Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
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Ranked #8 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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Slaton, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Buddy Holly Center is very informant about his life and music career. Loved the Big Glasses it makes great photos.

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Devon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The staff were really helpful and the museum was well set out and interesting. It was great value for money. Make sure you stay for the house tour.

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Boerne, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

the info on Buddy Holly. Loved the 15 minute video. The tour of his drummers home was good and seeing his report card, drawings, etc was very interesting

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Arlington, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We really enjoyed looking a the museum. There is only one room to the museum, then an area where you can watch a movie about Buddy Holly. The gift shop was nice, but it was kind of frustrating that the museum was about to have free hours, but because we were 30 minutes early we had to pay. The museum... More

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Dalals, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This museum is a terrific tribute to an artist who soared to the heights of fame in far less time than I realized. Unique in design, with really accessible and interesting exhibits, it's definitely worth a stop when you are in town. Don't miss this great tribute to an amazing musical talent. Far from being a stuffy museum, it's a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Being a big fan of Buddy Holly for 50+ years over in the UK, it was always my dream to travel to Lubbock one day and visit the places set up to perpetuate his memory and his iconic music. Finally I got there, and the Buddy Holly Center was my obvious first stop. The Center is easy to find, with... More

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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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