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

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre

Galaxy Drive-in Theatre, has 4 screens with a double feature on each screen. Take a trip down memory lane at this nostalgic ...

City Park and Lake

10-acre park on Elm Creek features camping facilities, playground and picnic areas, swimming pool, and miniature golf course....

Alley Oop Park - Camping

Pull-through wheeled-camper sites w/water, elec & sewage 10. No limit on stay. Dump sta, grills, picnic tables & Alley Oop Fa...

Sam Rayburn Hunting Areas

Surrounding Sam Rayburn Lake is approximately 6,000 acres of public hunting administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers....

Palm View Municipal Golf Course -West/South

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


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