Big Spring, Texas

The seat of Howard County's name was derived from a huge natural spring on the Sulphur Draw that provided water to buffalo, antelope, wild mustangs, and the Comanche and Shawnee Indians. The first white men appeared at the site in 1849. Today, the spring is located at center of city park.

Big Spring is the home of Howard College and the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, and South west Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.

The heritage walking tour features 26 historic buildings with antique and gift shops, a railroad and train display, and memorabilia, in the Big Spring downtown area.

Attractions near Big Spring, Texas

Scenic Drive

One of most impressive drives in state is Texas 207 south toward Silverton. For miles agricultural riches spread from horizon...

Barrow Museum

Displays focus on early farm and ranch days of Concho County and include rare windmills, horse-drawn equipment and farm imple...

Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Jersey Meadow Golf Complex -Blue/Red

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Fort Duncan

Established 1849 and occupied by three companies of 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment. During Civil War, post was occupied by Confed...

1890 Jail Museum-Heritage Center

Heritage Center-The old jail served as the detention center until 1973. It now houses the original cells and a never-used gal...


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Big Spring State Park, Texas [Official]

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