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The Buddy Holly Center

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Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone Number: 806-775-3560
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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.
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Respect to a legend

This museum, located in the heart of downtown Lubbock, is dedicated to the late and great Buddy Holley, born Charles Hardin Holley. Though his career lasted 18 months, he managed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This museum, located in the heart of downtown Lubbock, is dedicated to the late and great Buddy Holley, born Charles Hardin Holley. Though his career lasted 18 months, he managed to have a huge, influential impact on some of rock's greatest like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Elton John. The museum contains a lot of personal artifacts... More 

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Martinez, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Packed with information about a young man who influenced the change in rock n roll. He accomplished so much in short career, before he was tragically killed in a plane crash,

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Buddy grew up in Lubbock, Texas and so fortunately the center was able obtain memorabilia from him and his time. The famous glasses are there as are his outfits, gold records, and music with descriptions and video of his rise to fame and untimely death. Last year where he wrote some of the lyrics was also brought on site and... More 

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Midland, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I commend the people who made the effort to preserve so much about this musical pioneer. The museum is well done and it was great to be able to walk through the home of J.I. Allison where Buddy and the Crickets practiced and created their music.

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Rifle, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There have been two or three generations now, for whom Buddy Holly exists only as a historical musical figure; the Bix Beiderbecke of the 50s and the first major casualty of a new, nascent musical form. This museum is small and easy to "take in," without flamboyant display or heavy hype. The exhibits are intimate, pertinent and informative. The artifacts... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is such a great place with memorabilia! Buddy's original items are housed here on display including the glasses he was wearing during the crash. The staff was nice and the prices are reasonable.

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kutztown, PA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Buddy Holley was the Mozart of Rock and Roll, and he did it all in 18 months! The Center showcases his career, music, & fellow musicians in an informative and interesting manner. My wife & I are not " museum people" but we loved this place.

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Baltimore, Md
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I'm too young to have heard of him, but interesting. Go and check it out! When in Lubbock, a must...........

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It gave us a lot of information on Buddy Holly and made it possible to see his life a few years before I was old enough to hear his music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Someone put a lot of time and effort into this museum, especially the entire room that's a timeline of his career. There are special exhibits at times - for example, his motorcycle. Over the summer there are concerts in the outdoor courtyard area. Lots going on here worth checking out! I had the same experience as one of the other... More 

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