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

Old Fort Graham

A U.S. military post was established in 1849 at Fort Graham. As the line of settlement moved westward, the need for the fort ...

Morris Williams Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Retama Park

Located on 226 acres, this beautiful racetrack opened for live racing in 1995. Features Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred races....

Purtis Creek Lake

Purtis Creek State Recreation Area is a 1,533-acre park that includes the 355-acre Purtis Creek Lake. Following its construct...

Fort Davis National Historic Site

When pioneers and gold seekers surged west in the mid-1800s, national concern focused on secure travel routes. In Texas, near...

Riverside Golf Course -White/Blue

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


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