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

Frontier Gallery

A unique western art gallery and proud licensee of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Fine limited-edition prints, scu...

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course

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

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Education Center

This sleek, new facility offers varied and changing exhibits of different media from many eras. This is a cooperative project...

Ward County Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Shallow Creek Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

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