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

Shelby County Museum

Shelby County, one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas, is rich in history. The museum, a three-building comple...

Lakeside Country Club

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

San Angelo State Park

San Angelo State Park is located on the shores of O.C. Fisher Reservoir, which was completed by the US Corps of Engineers in ...

Meadowbrook Golf Complex, The -The Creek

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

Green Meadows Golf Club -West

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