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“Good museum”

The Buddy Holly Center
Ranked #5 of 54 things to do in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hours of operation:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, closed on Mondays.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a small museum about the life of Buddy Holly. Lots of personal items, even the glasses he wore the night he died.

Thank Wendy V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buddy Holly Center does a great job telling Buddy Holly's story. We're sad that we didn't get the opportunity to tour the adjoining house but I'd definitely recommend trying to do that.

The movie is a don't miss, as is the gift shop - lots of fun stuff there. The memorabilia is staged very well and I love how they did the timeline so that visitors can get a sense of Buddy Holly, regardless of their level of familiarity.

My only complaint is that the admission prices were a little steep for such a small attraction but I understand that funds are needed to keep this going. The experience was first class but there's just not all that much to see and paying over $30 for a family of four seemed high...but we don't regret the experience. Go if you find yourself in Lubbock.

1  Thank KirstenJill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum and adjoining house is fantastic. The museum details his life, family and of course music. Lots of great memorabilia and family artifacts. Be sure to check hours before going but worth your time if you have an interest in his short life or music.

Thank Ramon J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great center to visit . Learned a lot about Buddy Holly, about his name , wife and family. Great art work and gift shop is very nice, great customer service.

Thank Zeebird8
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

The museum consists essentially of two rooms, one showing a 1990s movie on a loop where people who knew Buddy Holly talk about him and his historical importance, and another giving a timeline of his career and of pop music in the 1950s. That room has a few artifacts, mainly things Holly owned and a few playbills of shows he played and of other 1950s acts. For someone interested in musicology and the history of American pop music, it's a good place to spend an hour or two. The museum is adjacent to the Allison house, where one of Holly's musicians (i.e., one of the Crickets) lived and where they wrote some of their songs. We did not go there, so I can't comment on it.

Thank mikefF2556WW
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