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

River Hills Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Fort Sam Houston Golf Course -La Loma

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

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

A handsome monument marks site where Col. James W. Fannin Jr. and his men surrendered to Mexican army after Battle of Coleto ...

Prestonwood Country Club -Hills

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...

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