Lubbock, Texas: Buddy Holly Museum and Giant Glasses Photo OpThe museum honors the famous hiccup-voiced rocker, and the glasses honor his signature geek look.
- 1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX
- I-27 exit 3, then west a couple of blocks on US 62/19th St. On the northeast corner of 19th St. and Ave. G.
- Tu-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. Closed M. (Call to verify)
- Admission prices vary. Glasses free.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Buddy Holly Museum and Giant Glasses Photo Op
We missed the museum since we were there on a Monday. Lots of fun places in Lubbock are closed on Mondays, most notably Joyland -- a cute little amusement that seems to only be open evenings -- in the same park where Prairie Dog Town is located. Even if you can't make it to the Buddy Holly Museum when it's open, the giant glasses out front are definitely worth the detour for fun photo ops.[Emily, 08/07/2012]
The big glasses photo op.[David Meznarich, 07/26/2010]
The Buddy Holly Plaza is being refurbished, scheduled to start August 2010 through October, so the statue and other items may be in storage for a bit.
Don't miss the giant Buddy Holly glasses now displayed outside the Buddy Holly Center. Created by local artist Steve Teeters, they are a favorite site for photos![Lubbockite, 01/11/2003]
The Buddy Holly Museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas.[Jon Dough, 10/27/2002]
Here's a photo of the empty lot that once held Holly's first home.