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The Buddy Holly Center

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Good place to visit before leaving

Cam here w/ my husband over Labor Day weekend. Even if you're not much of a Buddy Holly fan, coming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah S
Sparks, Nevada
A Must Stop while in town

We arrived 15 minutes until close. We were still able to tour. They have a lot of great items on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
Hours Today: Closed
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1801 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-5128
+1 806-775-3560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cam here w/ my husband over Labor Day weekend. Even if you're not much of a Buddy Holly fan, coming here is still worth it. Entrance fee is cheap. There's a short film to watch and you learn how influential he was in the music...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 15 minutes until close. We were still able to tour. They have a lot of great items on display here. Love the layout and the history, well done. Very friendly staff.

Thank DamTeag2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a detour to come specifically here. Well worth the half day detour from the I-20! The entrance fee was not expensive and the movie and exhibits were really neat. Take a tour of the house too if the opportunity presents itself.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The Buddy Holly Center is not only a fantastic tribute to a pioneer in rock and roll music, it is a living, breathing entity that provides ongoing events that always feature local musicians in Live Performance.

Thank WillBurksII
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Make sure you watch the video! The overview and tributes are amazing. As a baby-boomer pre-teen, I was so enthralled with his music, and the exhibits brought back childhood memories and emotions. Our 11-yr old granddaughter read all the placards and was fascinated with his...More

Thank Peglova
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The exhibits were very interesting. I learned a lot about Buddy while visiting. Would highly recommend the Buddy Holly Center to everyone.

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Such a sweet tribute to a wonderful young man, family, community that placed Lubbock Texas on the map. The tour guide was wonderful. The memorabilia was beautifully presented. Thanks for keeping this young man’s contributions to music at the forefront of Lubbock’s tourism circle.

Thank EMoreno59
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The Buddy Holly Center has a great movie, memorabilia, home and store. Don't miss all of the places to take photos, even across the street.

Thank BWWC87
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Here you learn how cutting edge Buddy was in his very short career. Although fairly small this is a well done museum staffed by very knowledgeable people. Gift shop is interesting too. Everyone from Lubbock should visit and visitors should go to Easy to get...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Very informative about the history of Buddy Holly's music including the pitfalls. Not expensive for what you see.

Thank BCSchoolgroup
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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.