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

Paisano Pete

At 20 feet long and 11 feet tall, Pete is probably the world's largest roadrunner. A popular photo subject. ...

Concho Avenue

Was the first street in downtown area in "Santa Angela," and street's colorful history is reflected in its stores and buildin...

Texas Agriculture Experiment Station

Established in 1905 stemming from a request by local farmers due to a lack of feed grains available to the region, this stati...

Colo Vista Country Club

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

Oak Ridge Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Blackwell House Museum

The Blackwell House is known as the oldest house in Canton. This residence was built for Henry F. Blackwell, II and his wife ...