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

Wet 'n Wild Water World

37 acres of good clean family fun, with 24 water attractions, including a six-story tall water slide and wave pool. Restauran...

Window on the Plains

Museum features local history exhibits, memorabilia donated by pioneer families, wildlife displays and Indian artifacts. Room...

Visitor Center

The McAllen Visitors' Information Center is located in the chamber of commerce. Information on attractions, accommodations, d...

Pliska Airplane

John V. Pliska, born in Tyne, Austria, came to Texas with his parents in 1897 and settled in Flatonia. In 1903 he started on ...

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex

Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the museum features pioneer artifacts and traveling exhibits. The oil hi...

Longhorn Museum

Documents development of the American cowboy in area, from 1500s to present day. Indian and pioneer artifacts, ranch and farm...


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