Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, Clear Lake

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  • It was one of my life's wierd experiences. After I visted the Surf ballroom, I went out to the field where the plane crashed. It was mid summer so the corn was high. Me and my friend parked on the...  more »
  • In the middle of a cornfield is a nice memorial to a wonderful musician. Although it is a little off the beaten path, it is worth the time to visit. Very nice memorial marking a very sad tragedy...  more »
  • So nice that this farmer mows the path back to the memorial! You have to follow Google maps directions to get there (no signs), then park by the Buddy Holly glasses and walk about 1/4 mile to the memorial. Very cool! People leave little gifts there too.
  • understated. really peaceful. secluded along a gravel road, site is marked by the glasses and about a 5-10 minute walk down a nicely mown path to the memorial. About 5 minutes off of I-35 so a nice byway if you're planning a trip thru northern Iowa.

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