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

Hubbard Creek Lake Boat Ramp Access

Mile-Long Bridge Located west of Breckenridge on US 180 at the west end of the bridge Two-lane lighted, concrete ramp wit...

Albany Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Chihuahuan Desert Visitor Center

A natural area owned and managed by the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute for scientific research and education. The facil...

Edna Country Club

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

Canyon Springs Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 30 days...