moss lake and signal peak

Big Spring, Texas, Historic Sites and Area Attractions

Map of historic sites and area attractions

Historic Sites

Potton House

   Potton House

   The Potton House is located at 200 Gregg Street. Joseph Potton, a native of England, became a master mechanic for the Texas & Pacific Railroad. In 1901 he commissioned architect S. B. Haggart and Son, of Fort Worth, to design this victorian home of red Pecos sandstone. The colors chosen for the ornate trim were the colors of the T&P. This residence is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is under the care of the Big Spring Heritage Museum.

The Big Spring

Historic Spring

The city of Big Spring got its name from this single, large spring that issued into a small gorge between the base of Scenic Mountain and a neighboring hill in the southwestern part of the city limits.

Restored spring

   Beautifully Renovated Historic Spring

The Municipal Auditorium

Big Spring Municipal Auditorium

The Big Spring Symphony Association was organized in 1980 to bring quality symphonic music to Big Spring each year and performs concerts in this historic Municipal Auditorium and also in the Comanche Trail Amphitheater.

Area Attractions

Vietnam Memorial

   Big Spring Vietnam Memorial   website

Scenic Mountain

Scenic Mountain, Big Spring State Park   website

   Park Ranger Ron Alton and his staff, keep this Big Spring treasure in beautiful condition; and you can't beat the view in this part of Texas. This park closes daily at sunset.

Big Spring Heritage Museum

   Big Spring Heritage Museum   click for website

   The Big Spring Heritage Museum contains pioneer and indian artifacts, art exhibits and the largest collection known, of longhorn steer horns. There are also rare and unusual phonographs including models by Thomas A. Edison. There is also a large collection of dolls.

alon tour picture

Alon Refinery   website

Big Spring Family Aquatic Center

   Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center   click for website

   911 Golf Course Road, (inside Comanche Trail Park), (432) 264-2484.