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The Buddy Holly Center

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Worth the 45 minute walk to/from!

Buddy Holly had much more impact on music in his short career than I ever knew. All the way to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denver, Colorado
A true look into the life of Buddy Holly.

I was amazed by how many of Buddy's items were on display. Great storyboards/plaques. He's a true... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
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1801 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-5128
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Buddy Holly had much more impact on music in his short career than I ever knew. All the way to the UK and back! His crash, I hear, started the FAA's Part 135 rules. They have so much wonderful information on his life, and it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CPFerret
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed by how many of Buddy's items were on display. Great storyboards/plaques. He's a true rock legend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkFinATX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting located in a nice park which had yoga classes going on. Took some pics and read the info

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$8 entry lets you access an 18-minute 1999 biography film, a hall filled with the Buddy Holly story - including letters, guitars, clothing, etc. and a room with his New York furniture. There is a home next door where Buddy used to practice with him...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank StephenGlobeTrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Lubbock, didn't have time to visit The Buddy Holly Center. Hope to visit next time we are there .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cdmar2018
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Enjoyed it was not expensive, and has some great historical learning opportiinutites. They also have his child home home on the grounds for you to see. Buddy was making some really new roads on rock and roll music. I suggest you go does not take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EddieS_12
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

I was in town for a job training and went to visit this place that was close by. I didnt have much time for a tour but looked aroung. It was a quiet and calm place. Sad to know that Buddy died at the age...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amy L
Reviewed November 17, 2018

We detoured to Lubbock to visit the Buddy Holley museum and was not disappointed. It is an amazing and informative gallery of Buddy's contribution to Rock & Roll. His life was cut short in a tragic plane crash but his music and legend lives on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was a fun day. There was a lot of things to see and do. We learned lots of new things. They have lots to see

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ssbetts
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We enjoyed the Buddy Holly Museum. We did not realize that his incredible career only lasted 18 months with his tragic death at such a young age. There was so much information about him that we learned. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary P
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Raymond S
August 23, 2018|
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Response from BWWC87 | Reviewed this property |
Buddy Holly Center site lists: "The Day The Music Died February 3rd marks the anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), along with the... More
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Fischcmt | Reviewed this property |
No, you’ll have to bring your own.
Eric R
May 29, 2017|
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Response from MiMi J | Reviewed this property |
No pictures in the museum, but allowed in the drummers house next door.