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“Big Buddy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame

Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame
Corner of 19th St. and Crickets Ave., across from The Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Lubbock
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Big Buddy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The statue is opposite the Buddy Holly Centre, easy to get to and great to see. The statue is bigger than life sized and a fitting tribute to an amazing musician.

Visited October 2013
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Lubbock, Texas
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“NYC Visitor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was one of the places we first took our NYC visitor. He had heard of Buddy Holly and has lots of his music. He could not believe all the history located in this one spot. We will definitely hear lots of comments when he returns to NYC. Thanks for the great experience.

Visited July 2013
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“a must-see if you're into music history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

see the buddy holly statue as a tribute to music's legends and history....just takes a few minutes (because nothing's far in Lubbock)...all the locals have seen it!! we wouldn't miss it! :)

Visited August 2012
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Lubbock, Texas
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“LIVED HERE 6YRS & NEVER WENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I really enjoyed the history behind the Glasses. It was a really neat place to visit. Come by on the 1st Friday of the month. It's Free of charge and you can enjoy Beer, Wine and snacks. It is so worth the trip.

Visited June 2013
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“A fitting tribute to a man who gave us so much in a short time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My son in law and I arrived at the Buddy Holly and West Texas walk of fame on Cricket Avenue in Lubbock just after 10am and firstly crossed the street to see the Buddy Holly Statue and the Walk of Fame memorials amongst whom were Roy Orbison of whom I am a great fan and Dan Blocker from the Ponderosa days as an actor. There were a number of names on the plaques behind the statue not all of whom I knew but included the Crickets his group for a short time in reality. We then crossed to the museum with songs from Buddy playing as we approached the main door. Inside we were greeted by two ladies who gave us a briefing on what was in the museum. We paid our $5 dollars entry and proceeded to watch a film of about 30 minutes on the life of Buddy and his achievements up to the terrible night when he was killed along with the Big Bopper and Ricky Valance plus of course the pilot. Many well known stars attribute their musical development to Buddy including the Beatles, Rolling Stones and many others. We then proceeded into the history artifacts section amongst which were many personal items of Buddy's from the time he was a young boy through his life. In the other section of the facility were the walk of fame pictures etc.
It was well worth the visit and gave a clear insight to the legend that is Buddy Holly.

Visited April 2013
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