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Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, Clear Lake

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  • A very moving tribute to 3 gifted musicians & their pilot that were taken from us way too soon. It's very touching that the owner of the land maintains the memorial so many generations to come may pay...  more »
  • If you're in Clear Lake and a Buddy Holly fan, driving 6 miles to the crash site is a must. There are no signs to direct you so either ask directions or use GPS. After stopping on the gravel road, you...  more »
  • I have a goal to visit all 50 states. We were in Minneapolis and had some time so we drove down to Clear Lake, Iowa to visit the crash site and starlight ball room. Be careful following directions. We...  more »
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  • Great little memorial for some amazing musicians. Kind of muddy in the spring. Thank you so much to who ever it was that got the 360┬░ image of the memorial on Google Maps.
  • I recall hearing the news of the crash in my Philly bedroom as a child... This is a touching, folk art, roadside attraction. Don't miss it!
  • These amazing entertainers have a steady flow of visitors. One would think there would be more than a mud path and the small Memorial, which appears to be made by individual fans. Shame on the music industry Elites­čśö Still very glad WE stopped smd saw it.
  • I got to go there today.....it was amazing to see this...so thankful to the farmer who saved a iconic place.....R.I.P Buddy. Richie and the booper..also the pilot god bless you
  • Thanks to the farmer who keeps this shrine going. Fans truly appreciate it!! It's down back roads so make sure you see the Buddy Holly glasses then park. Follow the path down to the memorial.