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Address: 1313 W 7th St, Clovis, NM 88101-7127
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This was the most awesome experience. This is a must-see for Buddy Holly fans. The studio has a lot of original equipment and the people giving the tour were amazing. The nicest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MiMi J
Temecula, California
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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was the most awesome experience. This is a must-see for Buddy Holly fans. The studio has a lot of original equipment and the people giving the tour were amazing. The nicest, most personable people anyone can meet. Highly recommended for Buddy Holly/Crickets fans and fans of that fabulous era! Although gratuity is not suggested, there is a place to... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've visited several times and there is always something I didn't see the first time. This studio has been lovingly preserved with many original furnishings and authentic vintage pieces. The personal touch provided by the volunteer guides is really special. The tours must be scheduled in advance through the chamber of commerce but if you stop by and they are... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I live in Clovis but had never been to the museum until recently. It is very impressive and interesting.

Thank CP202014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Little confusing on the reviews as to how to arrange a tour so we traveled to Clovis with the intention of going to the Museum at the Chamber of Commerce. On the way, we swung by the studio to snap some pictures of the outside. As fate would have it, David Bigham (one the studio back up singers for Norman)... More 

1 Thank WallandTNgal
Clovis, NM
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Norman Petty Studios is a time warp. This studio was where Buddy Holly recorded the vast majority of his music. It is exactly the way it was left after the "Rock and Roll" was recorded in the 50's.

1 Thank bea620
Clovis, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had a private, 1 hour tour of the place. Everything has been left as it was in the 50's. Really a cool place to see.

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Brantford, Canada
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had heard about this place from my husband's guitar teacher and we revised our itinerary and are we sure glad we did. Nobody could make you feel more welcome than Kenneth and Shirley Broad. They were friends of Norman and Vi Petty so lived the stories. They have preserved the place well and kept the instruments in working condition.... More 

Thank Debbie P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Visiting this studio was such a huge highlight of my trip through New Mexico. Kenneth gave me a tour and he spent an hour and a half with me! Hearing original playbacks from Buddy Holly's recordings through the original speakers in the studio just about brought me to tears. Kenneth also let me take as many photos as I wanted... More 

2 Thank Danielle W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Loved taking our kids there and found out Norman Petty and his wife were friends with my uncle. Fun stories.

1 Thank Kym F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

A very interesting tour made very exciting by the amount of knowledge that Kenneth has.Let's hope there is someone to take over from Ken.It would be sad to see this Studio close

2 Thank michaelB7518XI

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