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Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum

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Well worth a visit.

While a fan of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and others, I knew nothing about Norman and Vi Petty and... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
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Ok if you are going through Clovis

I wouldn't go too far out of the way to see this museum, but if you are in Clovis spend an hour... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Richard J
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105 E Grand Ave, Clovis, NM 88101-7509
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clovis is a birthplace of rock n rolll due to Norman Petty and his producing Buddy Holly. The Clovis Chamber of Commerce received funds to build the museum which IS NOT the real Petty Studios, NorVaJak. It is located on west 7th Street and can...More

Thank John B P
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

While a fan of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and others, I knew nothing about Norman and Vi Petty and their contribution to rock and roll. Very well done museum. The film was very well done and exhibits interesting. I spent just less than one hour.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We really wanted to see this because my husband is a big fan of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. We called to make an appointment, but the lady who took the call said she lived 20 minutes away and her husband wasn't home to open...More

Thank bedandbrkfastfan
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I wouldn't go too far out of the way to see this museum, but if you are in Clovis spend an hour visiting. A lot of memorabilia from the 50's, quitars, records. radios, posters. A lot of good information on record production in the area....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Worth a visit if you enjoy music history. The museum has some cool pictures and keepsakes from recording history.

Thank Karyn E
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were shown through the studio by a most knowledgeable gentleman, Ken Broad. He made everything personal and relevant. All of the equipment is the original that was used to record Buddy Holly and all of those great old bands. The quality of sound from...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I loved this experience, as I enjoy both museums and classic rock and roll music. My children were not with us, so my husband and I enjoyed stepping back in time to learn a bit more about the Buddy Holly/Roy Orbison era. Tour starts with...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I knew about many of the artists who worked with Norman Petty, but I did not know that they worked with him until this visit. The artifacts on display from artists like Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Bobby Vee, Roy Orbison, The Fireballs, Waylon Jennings, and...More

Thank TR3B-1962
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Only $5 and you will be rewarded with smiles and memories. Chamber of Commerce and the city of Clovis has done a great job paying tribute to the music that put this city in the middle of Rock n Roll history.

Thank WallandTNgal
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is in the basement of the Chamber of Commerce. I was there on other business, and was offered the opportunity to visit the museum (for free) whilst waiting for someone to show up. This place is AMAZING. There is so much history and such...More

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Mieczyslaw M
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Response from robert w | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the area so I can't answer your question. But the people at the chamber of commerce in Clovis were very helpful so I suggest you ask them. Sure hope you get down there because it is most interesting.
12 March 2016|
Response from TR3B-1962 | Reviewed this property |
I spent about 90 minutes. The museum is not big, but the movie is well worth sitting to watch, and the exhibits took time to take in everything.