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

La Mesa Country Club

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

Visitor Information Center

The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau operates a full-service visitor information center that provides an extensive ...

Plainview Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Blackwell House Museum

The Blackwell House is known as the oldest house in Canton. This residence was built for Henry F. Blackwell, II and his wife ...

Fort Duncan

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


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Big Spring State Park, Texas [Official]

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