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The Buddy Holly Center

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Address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone Number: 806-775-3560
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed...

Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.

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This was an interesting attraction that would be great for someone with an interest in musical history, may not be that much for the average tourist. We did however enjoy it and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Illinois
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an interesting attraction that would be great for someone with an interest in musical history, may not be that much for the average tourist. We did however enjoy it and they have a small art museum that is included in the price of your tickets. Staff was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Amarillo, TX
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101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit. We also saw the Allison House next door. If you like Buddy Holly or early rock music, please take a couple of hours to visit. The staff is informed and the curator and assistant are happy to answer any questions you have about Buddy, his family and even give you addresses where he lived. We... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the tiniest museums I've ever been in. The movie was blurry and poor quality, but it was informative and sparked my interest in both Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Fair selection of memorabilia from his entire life, considering how brief it was. Looks like a good event space. Too much reading on the wall exhibits and... More 

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Thank Mary-FoodieBoo
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place. We try to take out of town guests here and then you also get admission to the silent wings museum which is also a wonderful place.

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Thank Kay N
Washington
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction was built after I left Lubbock in 1971 and besides a quick visit to see my brother was really the only reason to stop at all. Definitely for fans of Buddy Holly but anyone interested in early rock and roll will enjoy a look. Afterwards fill with gas and leave.

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Dallas, Texas
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158 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I never knew a lot about Buddy Holly, but this is a great tribute to him and his influence and legacy packed in a relatively small facility. We started by watching a brief "movie" about Holly and his very brief career and life. This gave us an excellent perspective on his childhood and the talent and innovation that he wielded.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Buddy Holly Center, very informative with all the memorabilia. The ladies that work in the gift shop are not the most welcoming, that's the only negative. We were there for the legacy of Buddy Holly so that didn't bother us. Overall it's a good place to remember the legendary Buddy Holly & the Crickets.

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Thank sanc568
Tomball, Texas
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141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Stopped in for pictures and fun during a trip to Lubbock..really like the set up and the history. would recommend.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This museum was something we wanted to see even though we heard that it was small and not worth it. It was indeed very small. It only took an hour to go through it and that's with a 25 min video and going through the Allison house too. I think it's a god thing to see but I don't feel... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Buddy was born in Lubbock, and the museum does a nice job of reviewing his life. A nice companion trip is to visit the Lubbock cemetery and also see his grave. It's only a 5-8 minute drive from the museum.

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