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

Sanderson Depot

The original heart of Sanderson, the Sanderson Depot is located on historic Downie Street. The Great American Station Foundat...

San Elizario Presidio Chapel

Founded 1777 to serve Spanish military garrison and government. Still in daily use, chapel stands as built 200 years ago, pre...

Brooks Air Force Base

Brooks Air Force Base was founded in 1918 and the scene of history's first mass paratroop drop. It includes USAS School of Ae...

Heritage House

Built in 1927 to serve as home for the president of Texas A&M University, the Heritage House has been restored to its origina...

Country View Golf Club

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

Blarney Stone

Appropriate to the town's ethnic orientation, a fragment of the genuine Blarney Stone from ruins of Blarney Castle, County Co...