Lubbock, Texas: Buddy Holly Center and Giant Glasses Photo Op

The Center honors the famous hiccup-voiced rocker, and the 750-pound specs, built in 2002, honor his signature geek look. Exhibits inside the museum include Holly's eyeglasses of death and his record collection.
Address:
1801 Crickets Ave., Lubbock, TX
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
806-775-3560
Admission:
Center $8. Big glasses photo op is free.
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Glasses from the crash site.

Buddy Holly Museum and Giant Glasses Photo Op

Had the opportunity to visit the Buddy Holly museum and glad I went. Inside you can see some of Buddy's guitars, stage suits, tour contracts, including his last one, and even a motorcycle he owned. You can also see the glasses he was wearing when his plane crashed.

Also on site is the home of his drummer's parent's house. They moved it here in 2014 I believe. This is the house where the band practiced and wrote their monster hit "That'll Be The Day."

[Michael Nieto, 11/22/2016]

Giant Buddy Holly Glasses.

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]

Buddy Holly glasses photo op.

Buddy Holly Museum and Giant Glasses Photo Op

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.

Buddy Holly Center - Giant Glasses Photo Op

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]

Buddy Holly's Birthplace and historical marker.

Buddy Holly Museum

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.

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