Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, Clear Lake

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  • A must see for any fan of the three that died there. Not hard to find and much thanks to the owner who allows people to travel through his field. Beware of the deer....one jumped out of corn field...  more »
  • I went to the Surf and looked around. Then I drove out to the crash site. It's just Noth of town only a few miles. GPS will take you there and the entrance is marked by a giant pair of Buddy Holly...  more »
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  • 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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