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The Buddy Holly Center

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Address: 1801 Crickets Ave, The website link doesn't work, Lubbock, TX 79401-5128
Phone Number: +1 806-775-3560
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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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We all enjoyed the museum. Kids ages 5, 8, 9, 11. It was a really nice family day. The kids favorite was listening to an actual phone call Buddy Holly made.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed the museum. Kids ages 5, 8, 9, 11. It was a really nice family day. The kids favorite was listening to an actual phone call Buddy Holly made.

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Pointe-des-Cascades, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small museum. If you are a fan of Buddy Holly it worth the visit witch include the tour of the drummer house, Allison. Photo are nor permit, this is bad, 3 Holly Buddy's guitars, one Stratocaster, other are Gibson.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buddy Holly's short career (18 months) continues to influence the music he loved. The Center includes a Museum, gift shop, performance space, restaurant and the Home of J.J, Allison: Buddy's best friend and band mate. In this house they co-wrote "That'll Be The Day" and other hits. Holly was the first major Rock Musician to insist on and get complete... More 

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must for Buddy Holly fans; so much information and things of Buddy Holly to see. Also a visit to the home of J Allison the drummer in the Crickets. Lady in the center is very helpful and informative.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are huge fans of Buddy Holly but we're a tad disappointed with this exhibit. Lots of reading not enough music. Good movie. Terrible gift shop. Very expensive CD's $40.!!! At least sell a variety of post cards and turn up the music.

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Lynden, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visited for Celebracion for Dia de los Muertos. Great exhibit and free dinner to boot! We toured the Buddy Holly exhibit as well, great information and tribute to a man taken way too early.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It's okay but you'd have to be a real Buddy Holly fan to enjoy this. Lots to read & a few memorabilia. The house tour is only allowed on their schedule. It's an ok stop and no waiting but will only take 30 min to an hour to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Unique experience in that there was only one Buddy Holly. I learned a few thing about this talented and influential musician who's songs are still familiar today. 18 minute movie sums up most of what you see in the display area. Displays have plenty of related things to read. The was also a contemporary art section. Spent just over an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an outstanding tribute to one of the greats who continues to inspire generations of rock and roll musicians and fans. There is an 18 minute film to introduce you to the life of Buddy Holley; you are then invited to visit the “museum” area which contains timelines, storyboards, and artifacts—including his glasses recovered from the crash site in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We arrived late in the afternoon, but were able to see the center. As I already knew, Buddy Holly died in my home state of Iowa on February 3, 1959. The Center has guitars and other Holly memorabilia (no pictures allowed).

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