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 Somerville ORV

Somerville Lake offers an off-road vehicle area for visitor recreation. The entrance and parking lot are located between the ...

East Texas Discovery Well

In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had...

Oak Hollow Golf Course

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

Gage Hotel

Few other historic hotels offer a more unique experience of days gone by than The Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas. The restored...

Fairway Oaks Country Club

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

Lubbock Visitor Information

Literature about attractions, visitor sites, events and information about dining and accommodations can be obtained at the Lu...