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

Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum

Exhibits include display of dinosaur fossils and casts; a complete replica of a 15-ft. mastodon, and much more. One of the un...

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

Texas' largest azalea garden features more than 6,500 azaleas spread over eight forested acres. The garden is located south o...

Legacy Hills Golf Club

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

Pat Cleburne Municipal Golf Course

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

Oldham Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

White Bluff Resort -The New

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