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

Los Ebanos Golf Course

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

Texas Star Golf Course

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

San Pedro Driving Range & Par 3 Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Built in 1909 from material salvaged from the first Perry home built in 1857, the A.W. Perry Homestead stayed in the family u...

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