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

Childress City Park

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Presidio La Bahia

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Crockett County Heritage Appreciation Monument

"The Tie That Binds" is a memorial to the pioneer families that came to settle this land and to those who followed. It signi...

Algerita Art Center

Features local and area artists' works in the restored Algerita Hotel....

Bentwater Yacht & Country Club -Weiskopf

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

Bull Creek Trail

Parallels a clear, spring-fed stream among large magnolia, white oak, maple, holly, dogwood and other forest species, all ide...


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