Issaquah, Washington: Buddy Holly's Bus

Parked in a drive-in restaurant lot, a 1950s bus is apparently one that was used by Buddy Holly on his doomed final tour.

Address:
98 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA
Directions:
I-90 exit 17. Drive south on Fort St. N. At the stoplight turn left onto NE Gilman Blvd. You'll quickly see the old bus parked on the left; turn left to access the parking lot.
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Buddy Holly's Bus.

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Buddy Holly's Tour Bus may be parked in the back, behind the Triple XXX root beer shop.

[Brian Tobin, 07/22/2018]

Buddy Holly tour bus.

Buddy Holly's Bus

Buddy Holly's Tour Bus is sitting outside of the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In. The story says that this bus broke down, which caused Holly to rent a plane to make it to his next gig. The plane crashed and burned, causing the death of Buddy Holly and others. [Queen Becky, 12/29/2017]

Buddy rented the plane (and died) to avoid riding on the frigid bus, not because it was broken down. The tour used several buses, so this might not be the precise Death Bus -- but it's close enough!


Nearby Offbeat Places

Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-inTriple XXX Root Beer Drive-in, Issaquah, WA - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Berlin Wall Slab, Seattle, WA - 17 mi.

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