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

Historic Fort Stockton

Typical frontier military post established 1858 as Camp Stockton; abandoned in 1886. Fort consisted of 35 buildings made of a...

Up To Par Golf Course & Driving Range

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Aquilla Lake Fishing

Largemouth bass fishing can be excellent on Aquilla. The combination of stained water, ample heavy cover, and light fishing p...

Southwest Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

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