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“Buddy Holly!”

Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame
Ranked #7 of 53 things to do in Lubbock
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Arlington, TX
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246 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Buddy Holly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Buddy Holly was such an influential talent and did so much before his untimely death at age 22. In a town that does not have much, they do have this one great claim to fame! Don't forget to visit the Buddy Holly Center across the street and take your picute with the giant pair of glasses!

Visited March 2013
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Worth a short stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is basically a one-room museum dedicated to the career of Rock n Roll icon Buddy Holly. I found the exhibit of vintage audio recording equipment most interesting, because I worked with very similar equipment in the mid-60s. One disappointment: for some reason they won't let you take pictures inside.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“That'll be the day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

My husband posed for photos of himself with Buddy Holly, both of them playing Buddy's guitar ... it was silly and fun. It looked like they hold concerts on the lawn surrounding the Statue. It would be a great place to sit outside, if it wasn't March and WINDY in Lubbock!

Visited March 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“My second visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

I was passing through Lubbock again and decided to stay the night, just so i could return to the museum! The gallery is very informative on his life and musical career. They have some really neat artifacts, such as Buddy's guitars, and glasses. There is also a 15 minute video with comments from Buddy's family members as well as Paul McCartney and Waylon Jennings, and Keith Richards as to how Buddy Holly and the Crickets influenced them. There is another smaller room where they have rotating exhibits. During my first visit there was a bedroom set belonging to Buddy and Marie Elena. Now that the West Texas walk of fame is just across the road, they're starting to feature different artists from there. This time it was The Crickets.

There is also a fine art gallery in another wing of the building. They had some pottery and photography featured, with a station to do your own oil pastels.

The gift shop has a little something in all price ranges, including guitar picks!

The Statue was my main reason for stopping. It was in another location that I didn't have time to stop at last time i was in town, but now it is right across the street with the newly dedicated walk of fame.

I'd certainly go back again.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“What A Tribute To Such A Great Musical Icon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

The museum is an outstanding tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets. One room is dedicated to Buddy and another room is dedicated to the Crickets. The Holly room is full of many artifacts from his short life, and includes his signature glasses that were recovered from the plane crash. In a small theatre a 15 minute video produced by the City of Lubbock show some pretty rare footage. The West Texas Walk of Fame features a statue of Buddy Holly and musical artists from West Texas such as Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis and Roy Orbison. A visit is a must if in Lubbock,

Visited January 2013
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