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

Joyland Amusement Park

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Moody Planetarium

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Exotic Cat Refuge & Wildlife Orphanage

Non-profit reserve offers refuge and rehabilitation to endangered exotic cats and other wildlife. It's a state and federally ...

Fort Belknap

U.S. Army post established in 1851 at another location by Gen. William G. Belknap; moved same year to present site along Braz...

Carnegie Library

Built 1907, and one of few such libraries still serving its original purpose. Second floor designed as opera house. On displa...

Indian Oaks Golf Club

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