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

Texas Pioneer Trail

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Sunderland's Cactus Garden

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Texas Woman's University Golf Course

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

Lone Star Hiking Trail

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Canyon Lake Boating

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Scenic Drive

Highway 190 offers views of rugged terrain as you drive through scenic mesas....

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