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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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A fun place to visit

The museum was fun and entertaining. I really learned so much about Buddy Holly as well as other influential members in the music industry. The 20 minute or so video about Buddy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The museum was fun and entertaining. I really learned so much about Buddy Holly as well as other influential members in the music industry. The 20 minute or so video about Buddy Holly was very informative. If you qualify, be sure to ask for the senior rate admission fee. Also take advantage of a photo op of the huge glasses... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We thought this museum was well designed. There are displays from all stages of his life. We learned a lot about Buddy Holly that we would have not known otherwise. There is a fee but it did not seem too much.

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Hewitt, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The timeline history of Buddy Holly is well written, easy to follow and available both as a display and also on at least one video terminal. The art in the side rooms is well worth observing as well. Love the sculpture of the glasses outside.

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Houston, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Nice informative introductory video with clips from those influenced by buddy including the beatles, bob dylan, rolling stones. Lots of cool artifacts and great timeline. Cost was just 14 dollars for 2 adulrs and 2 teenagers. Had an art museum e With southwest art too. Great. Fun huge glasses sculpture

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 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
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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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texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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
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4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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119 helpful votes 119 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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