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

Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Organized in 1982, the museum serves to preserve the history of the county and, as custodian of this history, it conducts edu...

Chappell Hill Historic District

This lovely country setting in downtown Chappell Hill offers a Visitor's Center in the restored Providence Baptist Church Par...

Fort Duncan Museum

Housed at Fort Duncan post headquarters building, the museum includes exhibits, artifacts, and photographs from colonial peri...

Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

Features more than 250 specimens of animals, reptiles, and fish from Africa and North America. The Country Store depicts what...

Museum of South Texas History

Founded as the Hildalgo County Historical Museum in 1967, exhibits cover the history of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico f...

Falcon State Park

572.6 acres on shores of Falcon Reservoir. Facilities include cabins, boat docks, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, tra...