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

Pelt Pond Rural Life Museum

Features folk art, artifacts, and other media to preserve the pioneer spirit of rural East Texas. In scenic Big Thicket area,...

Visitor Center

For information on accommodations, restaurants, and events, stop by the chamber of commerce office....

Municipal Rose Garden & Museum

22-acre garden is nation's largest rose showcase, featuring 38,000 rose bushes representing nearly 500 varieties. Roses are a...

Four Seasons Resort & Club -Cottonwood Valley

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 45 days...

Jimmy Clay/Roy Kizer Golf Course -Roy Kizer

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

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