Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, Clear Lake

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  • The plane crash site is a peaceful place. The visitors whom we've met both times we visited (June 2014 & July 2017) were always respectful for others coming to visit, pray, grieve, or just be in the m...  more »
  • Simply a nice place to visit and pay your respects to the loss of three great 50's performers and their pilot. A small memorial is there to identify the events of Feb 3rd, 1959. Buddy Holly, Richie Va...  more »
  • It's a must to get a photo of the glasses.:) The actually sight is a bit of a walk...in between farm fields...but there is a generous lane to make the walk.  more »
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  • It is a very nice memorial for 3 great legends of rock and roll. It's a good walk out to it because you can not drive back to it. It's in the middle of a field. The ground is uneven.
  • Very cool little memorial to some wonderful people. Keep in mind, the plane crashed in the middle of a farm field and the land hosting the memorial is still privately owned. It's only through the generosity of the landowner that visitors are allowed in. With that in mind, don't expect paved roads in the middle of farm acreage, plan accordingly and be thankful the memorial site is still accessible by the public.
  • Was never a big Holly fun but the crash site is a beautiful farm setting and the shrine area plus the big glasses are sort of homemade but very touching. Well worth the short side trip from I-35. A big part of rock history.
  • Memorial site paying tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Nice walk.
  • Long walk,but cool to see if you have the time.

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