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

Timber Ridge Tours

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Roaring Springs Depot Museum

This mission-style building with red tile roof was built in 1913 and served as railroad depot until 1971. The city purchased ...

Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club

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

Hood County Museum and Jail

Exhibits and displays of the original jail cells from 1885, the hanging, displays of Davy Crockett family, Jesse James, John ...

Hidalgo Pumphouse Heritage & Discovery Center

Restored historic structure offers a hands-on experience and includes exhibits on the effects of irrigation on the Lower Rio ...

Discovery Place

Rotating displays geared for children, but adults enjoy, too!...


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