Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, Clear Lake

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  • Short hike to the actual crash site. Saw a few cars that just stopped and took pictures of the glasses at the beginning of the path. The farmer who owns the land does a good job of maintaining the wal...  more »
  • At the edge of a dirt road you will see a huge pair of black metal eye glasses. No problem parking along the road. Walk about 1/4 mile through a mowed area in a field to reach the actual plane crash s...  more »
  • If you are a big Buddy Holly fan this is basically a roadside stop off interstate 35 just west of Mason City, Iowa. Googlemaps will get you there, look for the big Buddy Holly glasses. Then you walk j...  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.

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