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

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...

Sunshine Country Club Estates

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Gilmer Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Downtown Brenham's Historic District

The shopping is great in downtown Brenham! Recognized as a National Register District for three consecutive years, dow...

Comanche Creek Golf Course

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Big Spring State Park, Texas [Official]

Big Spring State Park sits on a bluff at the edge of the Edwards Plateau, offering excellent opportunities for hiking and sunsets http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us...

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