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

The Globe Theatre

A bit of Elizabethan England comes to life during the Odessa Shakespeare Festival at The Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest...

OS Ranch Museum

Located in one of the original buildings built by C.W. Post in 1911, this museum rotates exhibits throughout the year. During...

Green Tree Country Club -North/West

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

Landa Park Municipal Golf Course

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

Jonas Davis Cabin

Historic log cabin relocated downtown....

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