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

Red River Valley Museum

Exhibits include more than 140 mounts in the William A. Bond Game Trophy Room; archaeological exhibit, and Indian artifacts i...

Panola County Historical Jail Museum

Historical building; La Grone Family History Center; genealogical library, history of law enforcement in east Texas. N. Shelb...

Scenic Overlook

U.S. 90 spans arid, primitive land little changed since pioneers first made their way across it in creaking wagons. One of th...

Presidio La Bahia

As conquistadors of centuries ago explored new lands for "God, Gold and Glory," the Church played an integral part in coloniz...

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Located near Retama Park, this brand new large outdoor venue hosts headlining musical acts. Venue can hold 20,000....

The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Standing tall above the flat prairie is a cross 190 feet tall which can be seen for almost 20 miles. The arms of the cross ar...

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