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The Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-5128
+1 806-775-3560
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Must see for all who love music.

The Buddy Holly Center is excellent. It is a classy museum, spotlighting not only Buddy Holly but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Waco, Texas
Must See when Visiting Lubbock

I didn’t know much about Buddy Holly, other than he was from Lubbock and died in a plane crash, but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1801 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-5128
+1 806-775-3560
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Reviewed yesterday

The Buddy Holly Center is excellent. It is a classy museum, spotlighting not only Buddy Holly but the great music talents of his time, and those influenced by him, such as the Beatles. Buddy Holly - a tremendous talent who made such a hugely significant...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I didn’t know much about Buddy Holly, other than he was from Lubbock and died in a plane crash, but found this museum a lot of fun and full of information that I was not aware of such as: a) Buddy Holly’s professional career lasted...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed seeing the artefacts and learning more about Buddy Holly, especially the film presentation. Low key and small museum but well worth a visit. Obviously an active museum promoting the arts. Low key and unfussy but well worth a visit.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must for Buddy fans. Allow 3-4 hours as there is an art gallery attached in the old station building also worth visiting. Check on arrival for the tour times of Gerry Allison house next door

Thank HiggyJay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very well set out. it is on the small side, but if you are a fan it's worth the visit. You are not allowed to take photo's inside. Disappointed there was no programme in the shop, I messaged the museum and apparently...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It will cost you $1 per minute to view this quaint little spot dedicated to some of the best music in the Western world. Since Holly died (spoiler alert) in an airplane crash just a few years after becoming famous, he did not own much...More

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect when we stopped in. We got the half price discount when we visited the Silent Wings Museum, and decided to try the Center. After just a few minutes, I was glad to have stopped in. I learned a lot...More

Thank XVictorious
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Ashland, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re into history ... especially Rock ‘n’ Roll’s ... then Lubbock, TX and the Buddy Holly Center is worth a visit. Despite a rather brief musical career before his tragic death in an airplane crash in a frozen Iowa cornfield, Holly’s influence on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this is a relatively small museum and you can't take pictures of most of the rooms but still, Buddy Holly! Entrance fee is $8 but $6 for Seniors (me) and $5 for students (any type)...so not too steep. I loved watching the 15 minute...More

Thank toadsoup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is wonderful. Be sure to get there for the "house" tour, which is only given at certain times. This was Buddy Holly's drummers parents house where they practiced and wrote songs. It has been fully restored and brought to this location. The guide...More

Thank DrLisa15
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Eric R
30 May 2017|
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Response from audthad | Reviewed this property |
Can take photos in the house but not in the museum....
2 June 2016|
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Response from William V | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 2 hours, but we didn't do any of the tours in the other places.
Sandra I
31 July 2015|
Response from baggyandsheila |
It was $8 yesterday.