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

Sam Houston National Forest

City is near eastern edge of forest. Double Lake Recreation Area offers camping facilities on small lake (not found on most m...

Walden On Lake Conroe Golf & Country Club

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

Terrell County Visitor Center

Established in 1995, the Visitor Center serves thousands of travelers seeking information about Sanderson, Terrell County and...

Golf Club Of Fossil Creek

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Corsicana Country Club

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

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...

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