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

Angelo State Univ. Planetarium

Nation's fourth largest university planetarium features a three dimensional view of the universe with sparkling stars and cel...

Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center

Restored 1901 Missouri Pacific RR depot houses museum of county history in old waiting room and office. Warehouse portion is ...

Visitor Center

The McAllen Visitors' Information Center is located in the chamber of commerce. Information on attractions, accommodations, d...

Replica of World's Tallest Windmill

Originally constructed of wood in El Canyon de las Casas Amarillas (The Canyon of the Yellow Houses) on the XIT Ranch in 1887...

Lakeridge Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

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