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The Buddy Holly Center

Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone Number: 806-775-3560
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.

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Rifle, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

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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19 helpful votes 19 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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Lubbock, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When traveling in Ireland, the tour guide knew exactly where Lubbock, TX was located because of his love for Buddy Holly. He would absolutely adore The Buddy Holly Center and you will too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A must see while in Lubbock. Buddy Holly was and is a music force that continues to live on. The museum is nicely done.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just such good vibes to visit brilliant Buddy's hometown. All those great tunes and to die at just 23. This Center brings home his musical energy, genius and influence. It's well designed and turned out (even the restrooms!), has a neat little theatre to show a Buddy-bio on a loop. Compiled in 1999 it has Buddy's two older brothers and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved all the memorabilia, Buddy Holly was a crack! Must see if you like American Music History. The bad thing is you can't take pictures of the treasures they have there ugh

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