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

Lake Creek Golf Course

The golf course is located about 2 miles east of Munday on Highway 222. It can be played as either a 9 or 18 hole course....

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

A rescue facility for tigers, lions and cougars. A division of Tiger Missing Link Foundation. F.M. 14 N....

Cypresswood Golf Club -Tradition

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Sugar Creek Country Club -Trent/Jones

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

Ace of Clubs House

Legend says James Draughon won a huge pot in poker game by playing the ace of clubs. House's floor plan is based on the club ...

Amon G. Carter Boating

Both Selma and Big Sandy Creek parks have boat ramps. SELMA PARK * Located off Texas 59 south of Bowie. Turn south on F...

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