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

Las Colinas Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Llano Estacado Tourist Marker

Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat-topped "mountains" is the Caprock escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast L...

Texaco Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Water-oriented recreation featured at this 524-acre park. Visitors find campsites with/without hookups, rest rooms with showe...

Oak Grove Cemetery

Graves date from 1837. Several interesting monuments; four signers of Texas Declaration of Independence, including Thomas J. ...

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