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

Midland Country Club

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

Bonham Lake

Bonham Lake is a 1,020 acres lake with a Recreation Area on the east side of the lake providing a public boat ramp, handicap ...

Country View Golf Club

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

Alvin Historical Museum

The Alvin Historical Museum showcases the history and culture of Alvin and surrounding smaller communities. It features a tim...

Scenic Drives

Texas 4 (12 miles west of Mineral Wells at Palo Pinto) south to I-20 offers spectacular bluffs and scenery through the Palo P...


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