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

Ranch Country Club, The -Cimarron/Saddleback

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Stonebriar Country Club

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Carnegie Library

Built 1907, and one of few such libraries still serving its original purpose. Second floor designed as opera house. On displa...

Air Combat

Flight simulators allow visitors to experience the thrill of being military fighter pilots. Simulators are actual jet aircraf...

Great Marathon Basin

The Great Marathon Basin is a widely known geologic area noted for extensive surface outcroppings of varied rocks and mineral...

Cedars On Bergstrom Golf Course

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