We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Buddy Holly Center

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone Number: 806-775-3560
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed...
Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 169 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Oh Boy!!

From his early childhood to the day the music died, this museum is very informative and full of actual Buddy Holly artifacts. The signature glasses that he was wearing the night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Oldguitarmike
,
Forney, Texas
via mobile
Add Photo

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Forney, Texas
Level Contributor
130 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

From his early childhood to the day the music died, this museum is very informative and full of actual Buddy Holly artifacts. The signature glasses that he was wearing the night of the fatal crash are on display as well as some of his guitars. If you are a Buddy Holly fan, this is a must see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mendocino, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is exceptionally well done and an enjoyable and educational experience for anyone interested in music and the history of the American genre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caterham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Although we remember Buddy Holly well, there were real surprises for us in this museum. In addition to his guitar and other memorabilia, the 15-minute film about him is fascinating. Don't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peoria, Arizona
Level Contributor
112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is a museum, a tour thru the Allison home, and a statue with a walk of fame. All worth the time to enjoy them. The museum was filled with so much trivia about music; so fun to read. I really learned a lot, not just about Buddy, but about other musicians of the time. The video was tops. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum with a short video of Buddy Holly's life and a room filled with memorabilia. Quite doable in an hour and worth the time for any rock and roll fans.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
276 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Must do visit on our trip across a Texas. Arrived as it opened and not many there. Small place and one room to walk around reading about, listening to and looking at photos of Buddy a Holly and memorabilia. Downside, you could not take photographs!! Enjoyed but I think that only true fans would go out of their way to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was a great stop for anyone who is a Buddy Holly fan or for those interested in learning about his pivotal influence on music and subsequent musicians. We enjoyed wandering around the museum and learning about his short, but musically productive life. We toured the tiny house where he and the band practiced and composed some of their songs.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lubbock is the birth place of Buddy Holly and so it is appropriate that this is where you can learn all about Buddy Holly,his music and band.The Buddy Holly has several exhibits that are very interesting,along with memorabilia and pictures.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Benbrook, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Center was full of Buddy Holly history. You learn about Buddy growing up in Lubbock, Texas. His music passion and history. History about the Crickets and how they came to be to include their name. Make sure that you walk next door to learn about the J. I. Allison House where the band practiced and wrote songs. Across the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Rochelle, New York
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Buddy Holly Museum is tiny and sprinkled with artifacts - clothing, records, and contracts. The signature exhibit is Buddy's Glasses, recovered from the plane crash. Strangely, there is no mention of the crash and no documentation about what led up to it. An old film highlighting Buddy's career runs continuously for about 20 minutes. Adjacent to the center is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Buddy Holly Center also viewed

 

Been to The Buddy Holly Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Buddy Holly Center

Address: Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone Number: 806-775-3560
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Buddy Holly Center and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Crete, Illinois

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Buddy Holly Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?