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Lubbock Cemetery

2011 E. 31st Street, Lubbock, TX 79457
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Ranked #13 of 30 Attractions in Lubbock
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Resting place of Buddy Holly.
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Kihei, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Texas, USA
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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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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
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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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68 helpful votes 68 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is where Buddy Holly the rock and roll icon is buried. It also has the oldest burials for the city of Lubbock.

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