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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 small but nicely done exhibit with a lot of Buddy Holly memorabilia. Family history included; pictures; his guitar; a chronological exhibit of country music...Next door is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A small but nicely done exhibit with a lot of Buddy Holly memorabilia. Family history included; pictures; his guitar; a chronological exhibit of country music...Next door is a house they moved from a neighborhood to the exhibit grounds which is the house where Buddy Holly and The Crickets rehearsed. One of the Crickets lived there with his family..There is a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice history of roots music and Buddy Holly. Not a bad way to spend a couple hours. One of the few things to do in Lubbock. Very well done. Worth going there once.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Really cool Buddy Holly exhibition with every significant date that he had. All his clothing and guitars were there. Planning on expanding within the next year.

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San Andres Island, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Super easy to find! A small museum dedicated to Buddy Holly. Lots of memorabilia and a nice music/Buddy Holly timeline. Very informative. I didn't realize how forward thinking he was with sound engineering. There are also two other exhibit spaces in the building- at the time of my visit there were art exhibits unrelated to BH.

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South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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226 reviews 226 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 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
10 attraction reviews
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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138 reviews 138 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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