Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, Clear Lake

4.4
#2 of 8 in Things to do in Clear Lake
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly
Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly is located in Clear Lake. To visit Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly and other attractions in Clear Lake, use our Clear Lake trip itinerary tool.
Create an itinerary including Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly

Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
265 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • If you are a fan of Buddy Holly, the "Big Bopper," Richie Valens, or classic rock and roll, this somber site is highly recommended. The trail head to the crash site (which is located in a corn... 
    If you are a fan of Buddy Holly, the "Big Bopper," Richie Valens, or classic rock and roll, this somber site is highly recommended. The trail head to the crash site (which is located in a corn...  more »
  • After visiting the Surf Ballroom, I made the 6-mile drive down a dusty dirt road to the the site where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a plane crash in February 1959. You end... 
    After visiting the Surf Ballroom, I made the 6-mile drive down a dusty dirt road to the the site where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a plane crash in February 1959. You end...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Clear Lake

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.