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

Visitor Center

Supplies information concerning local events, historic buildings and tourist sites. Pharr Chamber of Commerce Building....

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Replica of venerable shrine in Lourdes, France; contains statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and peasant girl whose visions led to...

Hearthstone Country Club -Wolf Corner/Horsepen

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

Tahoka Daisy

First discovered at Tahoka Lake, the lavender wild flower spreads over plains to rival the bluebonnet (state flower) and wild...

Comanche Trial Municipal Golf Course -Arrowhead

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

Cherokee Country Club

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

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