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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 wonderful place to visit for fans of Buddy Holly, rock & roll, or Texas music.

The Buddy Holly Center uses displays and activities to celebrate the life of Buddy Holly and his... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2011
San Antonio, Texas
2 for the price of 1

Nice way to spend an afternoon visiting a couple of Lubbock's own museums. When you purchase a... read more

Reviewed 10 April 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 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

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Reviewed 1 July 2011

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

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!

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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
Reviewed 15 January 2009

Overall, I was impressed with the Buddy Holly center. Although small, it is incredibly interesting and you could spend a couple of hours there easily. Who would have thought Buddy Holly's 18 month career could produce so much influence on the world of music? Parking...More

1  Thank atxflyer
Reviewed 11 July 2008

I have been a Buddy Holly fan for years. If you are a true fan, you will love this museum. * It took me two hours to see all of the exhibits and to read every word on every placard. * The film that is...More

3  Thank Ultimatetravelking
Reviewed 26 September 2007

Not too cold, not too hot -- but just right. Tasteful tribute to Holly's life and music with enough detail to appreciate his personality and world, but not too much, and avoids idol-worship. Well-ell-ell worth visiting.

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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 MiMi J | Reviewed this property |
No pictures in the museum, but allowed in the drummers house next door.