Attractions in Big Spring

West Texas is known for its wide-open expanses and novel points of interest, and Big Spring has plenty of both. The city’s parks and outdoor venues are beautiful places to enjoy the “big sky” naturescape in what is usually sunny weather. It’s also a standout destination for lovers of arts and culture, thanks in part to its local symphony and community college. Read on for more about some of the best attractions in Big Spring.  

Big Spring State Park
Walk, jog, or bike the trails to the top of a 200-foot bluff in the park and you’ll be treated to a spectacular view that’s unbeatable when the sun is coming up or going down. The park also features an interpretive center with Indian fossils and artifacts, and a 50-person pavilion that’s available for group rentals.
1 Scenic Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 263-4931

Big Spring Symphony
Big Spring’s cultural cornerstone for more than three decades, the symphony offers four subscription concerts per year, including its popular, yearly holiday performance of The Nutcracker. You can also catch them at special performances around town, like its Pops in the Park show around the Fourth of July.
808 Scurry Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-7223

Comanche Trail Golf Course
“The only rolling hills golf course in West Texas,” this Big Spring course comes in at just over 6,500 yards and a par 72. The hills make for fun elevation changes and can add some nice distance to your drives, provided you can keep your ball on the tight fairways. The standout hole is the 537-yard No. 7, a long par 5 with a great view of the back nine.
800 Comanche Park Road
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-2366

Comanche Trail Park
In addition to an amphitheater, golf course, trails, tennis courts, and playgrounds, the spring that gave Big Spring its name is located inside Comanche Trail Park. Picnicking or fishing at Comanche Trail Lake is a great way to spend an afternoon. In the winter, the park plays home to the popular Festival of Lights holiday display.
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-2376

Desert Flower Art Gallery
Come for the artwork and stay for the fun live entertainment hosted at this hip spot on Main Street. Open mic nights are every Friday, where you might hear a poem, a song, or some standup comedy. Grab a beer and enjoy the show.
123 South Main Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
(315) 480-6340

Hall Center for the Arts
Howard College’s Hall Center provides theater and dance productions to the Big Spring community, as well as hosts films, lectures, art exhibits, town hall meetings, and other community and cultural events. A cool addition is “the Iste,” a labyrinth on the south side of the building designed to encourage walking meditation and relieve stress.
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-5161

Hangar 25 Air Museum
One of the top-rated attractions in all of Big Spring, the Hangar 25 Air Museum offers up-close looks at several well-maintained, classic aircraft, plus special events and workshops for kids and adults. You can often find a veteran or retired civil service employee volunteering at the museum and willing to share fascinating stories of life at what was once the Big Spring Bombardier School, and later a part of Webb Air Force Base.
1911 Apron Drive
Big Spring, TX 79721
(432) 264-1999

Heritage Museum of Big Spring
Fifty early phonographs, a large doll exhibit, and one of the biggest sets of longhorns in the world are some of the neat artifacts you’ll discover in the Heritage Museum’s 13,000 square feet of exhibit space. Five blocks north of the museum, the Potton House is a tourist favorite that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
510 Scurry Street
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 267-8255

Moss Creek Lake
Moss Creek Lake provides water for Howard and other counties, but it also provides locals and visitors with about 400 acres of recreational area for wet and wild fun. More than two dozen campsites and two pavilions are available, as are a playground, paintball and dirt bike courses, and a beach swimming area.
10000 East Moss Creek Lake Road
Big Spring, TX 79720

Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center
On a hot summer’s day in Texas, the Big Spring aquatic center is just what the doctor ordered. Little ones can romp in the kiddie pool while big slides will satisfy the older swimmers, meaning Mom and Dad have the lazy river all to themselves. 
911 Golf Course Road
Big Spring, TX 79720
(432) 264-2484

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