SURF BALLROOM – Clear Lake, Iowa
Description – This historic ballroom has been home to the big bands in its earlier days and continues to have big-name acts (rock and roll, jazz, blues, and big bands playing their traditional music) come to it. The ballroom was the site of Buddy Holly’s last concert in February of 1959. He died in a plane crash north of Clear Lake following that concert. The ballroom observes the anniversary of that performance each year. The Surf has recently been restored and memorabilia of different music eras are displayed on the walls.
Admission – Free admission – Charge for group tours (30 or more); Self Guided Tours are Free
Directions – on the north shore of Clear Lake
Location: 460 N Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Hours – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, year-round
Credit Cards – None
Phone – (641) 357-6151