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Lubbock Cemetery

2011 E. 31st Street, Lubbock, TX 79457
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Ranked #14 of 31 Attractions in Lubbock
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: Resting place of Buddy Holly.

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Long Beach, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After visiting the Buddy Holly Center, we went to his nearby final resting place. It is a must for Buddy Holly fans. The more you know about Buddy Holly, either through your own experiences and memories, or by reading the vast amount of information online about his career and tragic death, the more it will mean to you to stand... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ok, I have family members who are here and Buddy Holly is around the corner. Nice quiet and well-maintained cemetary.

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Lubbock, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This cemetery is quite old and rather hard to find without a map or GPS. But oddly enough once you locate and see the famed, but very modest, Buddy Holly grave marker there is really much, much more to savor by walking or driving the historic, park-like grounds. Cowboy Henry Jenkins was the first to establish permanent residency here in... More

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Littlefield, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Cemetery is well maintained. We enjoy driving around and looking at all the headstones and the crypts. Buddy Holly's resting place is a site to see. It is unpretencious and plain but worth a trip to see.

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Plano, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Always a profound experience. Put flowers on parents graves and visited graves of other family and friends.

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Chanute, Kansas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It always seems odd to review a burial site - maybe even a bit morbid. Having said that, this site is easily accessible once you find this cemetery (which our GPS did not want to do but our Google maps did very well). The gravestone is quite modest. I was glad to see that the family has made it accessible... More

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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was privileged to visit the Buddy Holly grave site early in the morning. There was no-one else around, and it was incredibly peaceful. This is a must-visit for Buddy Holly fans. It is easy to find down a lane to the right immediately after you enter Lubbock Cemetery via East 31st Street. The grave/stone is so unpretentious and simple,... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had to visit Buddy Holly's gravesite before leaving town. Hidden away off the road and without much fanfare...there it was. I'm glad I did.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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180 reviews 180 reviews
58 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Make sure to bring a guitar pick to place on the grave. Also when trying to find this place use 31st Street and Teak Ave on your phones gps to find it. My Garmin never could find it. My iphone brought me right to it once someone have me the correct intersection.

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Lubbock, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Attended a graveside service there last week. It's a peaceful place with a few trees (which aren't that common in west Texas). If you're going there to see the Buddy Holly gravesite, it's easy to find-just turn right the first chance you get. You'll see the visitor building; and the Buddy Holly headstone will be on your left about halfway... More

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