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

Packsaddle Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 10 days...

Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

On 93 acres with trees, shrubs and many other plants. A central lake is home to swimming ducks and many birds frequent the ar...

Hudnall Planetarium

At Tyler Junior College, planetarium is one of Texas' largest. Among exhibits are replicas of exploratory space vehicles. Cam...

Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site

Both a state park and international historic site, reconstructed birthplace and statue of one of Mexico's most famous militar...

Glenbrook Golf Course

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

Pleasanton Country Club

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