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

Botanical Garden

33 acres of display gardens, fountains, and natural areas (Major walkways wheelchair accessible). Included is the Lucile Hals...

Bluebonnet Country

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

Garza Theatre

One of the first movie theaters in West Texas, opened in 1920 featuring silent films; 1929 adapted to sound; closed in 1957. ...

Houstan County Lake Boating/Launch Ramps

County Boat Ramp From Loop 304 in Crockett, take FM 229 approximately 9 miles west. The boat ramp is on the north side of ...

Lake Conroe Park

Park features fishing piers, two swimming areas, children's playground, picnic tables and grills, horseshoe pits, volleyball ...

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