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

Lake Park Golf Course -Regulation

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Stonebridge Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Sunset Country Club -Regulation

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

Branding Wall

More than 230 cattle brands that are being used or have been used in Mitchell County on a 10-ft. by 50-ft. wall, signifying t...

Scenic Drive

Several routes near Rusk offer excellent woodland scenery: U.S. 69 both north and south; also F.M. 347, F.M. 747 (neither sho...

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