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

Parks

Several city parks along Concho River offer golf, tennis, fishing, swimming and picnicking....

Dallas Family Golf Center

Course Access: PublicHoles: 4Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Connally Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Fayette County Lake Parks

PARK PRAIRIE PARK * Located on the north side of Fayette County Reservoir approximately 10 miles east of LaGrange. Take ...

Tyler State Park

994-acre scenic playground is in one of finest forested sections of Texas. Facilities include camping, picnicking, nature tra...

International Museum of Art & Sciences

The city's 'edutainment center' for collections featuring Mexican folk art, colorful masks, and costumes in Ethnography Galle...

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