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

Edinburg Municipal Waterparks

Family fun at three-pool swimming facility featuring 125-foot figure-eight water slide, water basketball, sand-pit volleyball...

Mackenzie Trail Monument

Large hand-carved marker erected by descendants of early ranchers, summarizes the famous Mackenzie Trail and what it meant to...

Colonial Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Falfurrias Golfer's Incorporated

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

River Plantation Country Club -Augusta/Biloxi

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

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