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Address: 2011 E. 31st Street, Lubbock, TX 79457
Phone Number:
+1 806-767-2270

Resting place of Buddy Holly.

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Easy to find!

Wanted to see as Holley is a family name and that's what Buddy Holly's real last name was. Easy to find the gravesite once inside the cemetery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to see as Holley is a family name and that's what Buddy Holly's real last name was. Easy to find the gravesite once inside the cemetery.

Thank twerpies3
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The Buddy Holly grave is right next to the road where the sign is pointing. Some of the other Holley family are buried a little further in but his is pretty easy to find.

Thank Tirzah D
Atlanta, Georgia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Found the cemetery and just inside to the right is Buddy Holly's grave. Family plot has other Hollys but Buddy's is closest to the road. While there we met someone who knew Buddy Holly as a boy. Comes there about once a year and was very talkative and gave us a lot of info about Buddy as a young boy... More 

Thank Healey2012
Vacaville, CA
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The City of Lubbock cemetery is always a nice place for me to visit as my parents and grandparents are buried there. They keep it clean and well maintained.

1 Thank Joel C
Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

A leisurely tour of this cemetery can teach a good bit of history. Buddy Holly's grave is a known attraction, but a little study will show how segregated our community has been over time. There is a Jewish section; a section predominantly Hispanic, a small area for indigent babies with small poured concrete markers, etc. A search will reveal veterans... More 

1 Thank Arla G
Uvalde, Texas, United States
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was surprised to see that they didn't have a small setup for Buddy Holly. The cemetery is very nice, but it is pretty big so pay attention to where you're at so you don't take forever to get. It was cool to see that people leave guitar picks and trinkets on Holly's stone.

Thank Ricardo V
Lubbock, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have always loved the Lubbock Cemetary, there are so many beautiful trees, and all the streets are named after flowers or trees. The Lubbock Cemetary is very peaceful with many different and unique headstones and memorials. The large Angel statue at the front of the cemetary is my favorite, very majestic and comforting. It really doesn't matter what time... More 

2 Thank johncandy2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling through Lubbock you should take a few minutes to stop in and at least check out Buddy Holly's grave. It's a fairly decent size cemetery but beautiful just to drive through. Especially if your into cemetery trips. Lubbock's "Hells Gate" is located very close to the back side of the cemetery as well!

2 Thank Serenity J
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you're going to see the Buddy Holly Center, you may as well stop here as well. It's a well maintained cemetery. Leave a token as a tribute. It's not hard to find. Turn right on the first road after the main entrance.

Thank burls1
Columbia, Missouri
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is a huge city cemetery on the edge of Lubbock. It's been there for many decades. My grandparents and my father are buried there, and anytime I'm in Lubbock I visit. A few years ago the contractor who maintains the grass reneged, and the cemetery's condition deteriorated quickly. But that has been corrected, and now it is back to... More 

Thank George R

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