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The Buddy Holly Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A long awaited visit

After wanting to visit the center for 50 years I was delighted to see how well run it was. it was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maubourguet, France
Buddy Holly, his life and impact on the world

Very interesting walk through Buddy Holly's life. Gives you understanding of the era, what... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Plano, Texas
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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 4 days ago

After wanting to visit the center for 50 years I was delighted to see how well run it was. it was so interesting for any Buddy Holly fan with lots of memorabilia to see including his trade mark spectacles which he was wearing on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ge0rdie89
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting walk through Buddy Holly's life. Gives you understanding of the era, what influenced him, and the influence that he and the Crickets had on the world. (Beatles and Rolling Stones, anyone?) Neat to see the house where the band used to practice, with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TooMuchtoDo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Lubbock, you absolutely have to stop by here, especially if you are a music lover and/or a Buddy Holly fan. It is small, but there is a lot to see, including many items that belonged to Buddy Holly. Even his famous...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank morrigan716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth it. All of Buddy's life, not just his tragic death, and well located in the context of music and culture of his era, with much about other musicians. Many memorabilia.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dsimberloff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 dollars each person is kind of expensive for very small museum of Buddy Holly, at least we re here to check it out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our cast and crew very much enjoyed learning more about Buddy Holly than we could imagine! A super informative museum about the life and times of Buddy Holly. Especially enjoyed meeting the wonderful staff!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DancingEagle71
Reviewed 13 February 2019

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 5 February 2019

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 23 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
2  Thank StephenGlobeTrotter
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Raymond S
23 August 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
11 August 2018|
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Response from Fischcmt | Reviewed this property |
No, you’ll have to bring your own.
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30 May 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.