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The Buddy Holly Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A small but very interesting museum of Buddy Holly, his life and very short career.

If in Lubbock, its definitely a place to visit especially for Rock and Rollers. Paul Mc Cartney of... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2011
Ossining, New York
Amazing items on show,so much to say for such a short life...

Great museum, only $5 and full of personal accounts and items on display. We must remember how... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2011
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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
+1 806-775-3560
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

If in Lubbock, its definitely a place to visit especially for Rock and Rollers. Paul Mc Cartney of the Beatles credits Buddy with influencing them and their songs.

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Great museum, only $5 and full of personal accounts and items on display. We must remember how young he was when he died so the museum will never be huge, super way to spend an hour or so! Easy to find and park!

Thank Whattatourist
Reviewed 10 October 2011

This museum is only small but has lots of things in it. We found Buddy's glasses and his guitar most moving. There is a little theatre and a shop. The lady in the shop was very interesting. She knew Buddy's brothers and told us lots...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
Reviewed 24 August 2011

I stopped in to the Buddy Holly museum on a drive to Colorado and didn't have a lot of time. Fortunately the museum wasn't too large so it was a very short stop. The quality of the info there was reasonable. It was nicely displayed...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank brs0173
Reviewed 3 July 2011

The Buddy Holly Center uses displays and activities to celebrate the life of Buddy Holly and his contributions to the development of rock and roll music. Buddy Holly's most productive years on the national scene, 1957 to 1959, occurred when I was in high school...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank jcmiller43
Reviewed 1 July 2011

Took my father in law who is a huge Buddy Holly fan and even he thought it was boring.

Date of experience: August 2010
1  Thank Travelnwithkids
Reviewed 10 April 2011

Nice way to spend an afternoon visiting a couple of Lubbock's own museums. When you purchase a ticket to the Silent Wings Museum near the Lubbock International Airport, you get a free admission to the Buddy Holly Center! Great deal!

Date of experience: April 2011
Thank TexasRangers07
Reviewed 1 August 2010

We liked this place a lot. If you can call a museum pretty, this one is pretty--it's just nice to look at. I really didn't know much about his life or musical innovations; I just know I like his songs--but the film showed the instrument...More

2  Thank MaggieP6789
Reviewed 14 April 2010

Worth the $5 admission price to see what belonged to Buddy Holly. My favorite gift shop item was the $4.99 Buddy Holly sunglasses.

1  Thank chris1916
Reviewed 13 August 2009

The Buddy Holly Museum is a fun way to spend some time in downtown Lubbock. Highly recommend.

1  Thank wtxtraveler
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Raymond S
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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
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Response from Fischcmt | Reviewed this property |
No, you’ll have to bring your own.
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Response from MiMi J | Reviewed this property |
No pictures in the museum, but allowed in the drummers house next door.