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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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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.
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Great Tribute To Buddy Holly

We loved this museum and since Buddy Holly was from our time as teenagers, we knew a lot about his music and tragic story of his death. The museum is well done. Just wish they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bothell, Washington
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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum and since Buddy Holly was from our time as teenagers, we knew a lot about his music and tragic story of his death. The museum is well done. Just wish they would allow you to take photos.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There is always something awesome going on for art, music, memories and fun. Check out the website for everything to know and do - especially if it involves Buddy Holly.

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River Edge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

As part of a 15 day road trip my wife & I went to Lubbock to the Buddy Holly Center & JI Allison House. $5 pp to get in is just right, but you'd think I was expecting to see Graceland or Elvis artifacts bc when I paid the staff in the meager gift shop looked at me like I... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Free parking, plenty of parking, nice little venue paying tribute to Buddy Holly, plenty of places to go eat within walking distance, not usually crowded

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Enjoyed visiting the Buddy Holly Center. It was interesting to learn more about the life and times surrounding the music icon whose style influenced many musicians that followed.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoyed learning more about the short life and great influence of Buddy Holly. The video is a must-see. There is a lot of reading to the displays so children may not be too interested, but for adults who remember the early days of rock-and-roll, this is a great stop in Lubbock.

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A super guided tour gave us an insight into the life of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Many of the exhibits and furniture are originals, some are copies, but it was amazing to be in the house where 'That'll Be The Day' was written. Thoroughly enjoyed the short film on Buddy's life and musical work. The museum is a fantastic... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Enjoyed the memorabilia and videos as we relived the 50s'. The short tour of Buddy's childhood home next door was also very interesting, particularly the recorded telephone conversation of Buddy talking to his record producer. We visited on a Friday and were treated to a great band on the plaza that evening.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Before visiting this museum, I didn't understand Buddy Holly's important contributions to Rock and Roll music. Although his career was tragically ended after less than two years, his influence on other artists (The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and others) was important. This small museum is very well done. You can see memorabilia from Buddy Holly's life and music career. It... More 

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Hobbs, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I are fans of his music and decided to stop in before we did our shopping. It's interesting to see Buddy Holly's memorabilia (e.g. His guitars and famous glasses). The theater film is a must. It shows clips of the Big Bopper and details Buddy's life. Interesting history lesson.

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