Attractions in Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring, Texas is a town in West Texas that has a population of about 25,000 people. Big Spring was incorporated in 1907 and currently encompasses 18.89 square miles of territory within its corporate city limits and is located in Howard County. The climate in Big Spring is warm and dry with an overall average annual relative humidity of 47% and an average annual temperature of 77�°F. It has been known as the crossroads of Texas because of its location. You must drive through Big Spring to get to many of the larger cities. Although it is a small area, there are many attractions and things to do in Big Spring.

The are many recreational options to choose from such as hunting, fishing, bird watching and water recreation with over 800 acres of public parks. The original ‘big spring’ is surrounded by Comanche Trail Park which features hike and bike trails, a historic Amphitheater, swimming pool and an 18-hole municipal golf course as well as an 18-hole disc golf course. The State Park is also a great attraction and is located on Scenic Mountain with areas for picnicking and a play ground for the kiddos. There is also a Big Spring symphony that was organized in 1980 and holds several concerts every year at the historic Municipal Auditorium and Comanche Trail Amphitheater.

Big Spring Heritage museum has collections that include a wide variety of artifacts left behind by native peoples, and items donated by community members with a rich history in Howard County. The collections are carefully catalogued and displayed throughout the museum. The Hanger-24 museum is located on the air base that was closed in 1977 and is located inside a hanger that the military actually used while the air base was still open. The air museum is a symbol of the rich history of a historic city and the legacy that Big Spring was once a world influence for good, in a time when democracy and freedom were threatened. Big Spring is also very proud to have a Vietnam Memorial which has been here since 1987. This is an awesome site and is something that you do not want to miss if visiting the area.

If you are looking more into the fishing and camping type of activities then there are three lakes located not to far from Big Spring. Lake Thomas is located about 35 miles away and Moss Lake is located about 15 miles away and was actually constructed by the City of Big Spring in 1938. Both of these lakes offer fishing, camping, picnicking, boating and more. There is also a city lake located at the Comanche trail park where families can enjoy fishing, picnicking and feeding the ducks.

Whether you are passing through or stopping in to visit a few days, make sure and check out at least a few of the activities that the city of Big Spring and surrounding area has to offer.

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