Local Area Attractions
Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum
The museum is designed to educate visitors about the process of recording by displaying an operational recording studio from the 1950s. This studio contains original equipment that came from the 7th St. Studios where artists such as Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Roy Orbison, Buddy Knox, Waylon Jennings, Sonny West, Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, Charlie Phillips, Jimmy Bowen, Johnny Duncan, Carolyn Hester, Chita Rivera and many others recorded. These artists created the "Clovis Sound," that is known and still sought to be reproduced worldwide today.
The museum is designed to complement the Norman Petty 7th St. Studios and display artifacts from the studios including the original mixing board used by Norman Petty to record Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Other artifacts include numerous photographs, musical instruments, an extensive radio collection and other memorabilia. A jukebox plays songs from the 50s and reminds us that Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay.The museum is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost to the museum is $5 per person. Click Here for Museum Website
Black Water Draw Museum and Archeology Site The "Clovis Type Site" is accepted as the oldest culture in North America. Fluted points, stone and bone weapons and tools are displayed at the Blackwater Draw museum, 12 miles south of Clovis on Hwy 70. At the archaeological site, Mammoth bones can be viewed in the ground where excavation revealed them. For more information call 575.562.2202 for the Museum or 575.356.5235 for the site.
Hillcrest Park & Zoo
Clovis Depot Model Train Museum Built in 1907, this historic site features railroad memorabilia and historcial displays of the development of the railroad in Australia, Great Britain, and the American Southwest. The museum also enables close-up viewing of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway along one of the busiest rail lines in the United States. The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum is located at 221 W. First St., off US Hwy 60/84. Their phone number is 575.762.0066.
Norman Petty 7th St. Studios
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