If you find yourself in Amarillo, Texas for a few days, you might consider taking a drive down to Big Spring. it’s about a two hour drive south from Amarillo. When you get there, there are lots of choices of things to do and see.
Big Spring State Park
Take in scenic views from the 200 foot bluff on the loop road. Walk or job on the loop, or plan a picnic lunch in the pavilion. Stop by the season interpretive center to view indian artifacts and fossils. If you are a bird watcher, you might check off a couple of species from your life list.
The Heritage Museum
This is where you will see items of cultural and historical significance to Big Spring and West Texas. Old phonographs, dolls, a medical exhibit, and a T&P Railroad exhibit are all part of the Heritage Museum.
Moss Creek Lake
Moss Creek Lake is 400 acres, and provides water to Howard County. It also provides locals and visitors with a recreational area for wet and wild fun. There are more than two dozen campsites and two pavilions available, as are a playground, paintball and dirt bike courses, and a beach swimming area.
Hangar 25 Air Museum
From the Hangar 25 Air Museum website:
Hangar 25 Air Museum is housed in a fully restored WWII era hangar. The mission of Hangar 25 Air Museum is to promote education through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the history of the Big Spring Army Air Force Bombardier School and Webb Air Force Base while honoring all veterans, past and present. Often our museum is staffed by retired veterans and civil service employees who are ready to share their memories of the hangar when it was a hub of activity, first, during WWII as a part of the Big Spring Bombardier School and later as a part of Webb Air Force Base, supporting the training of over 10,000 pilots from 1952 to 1977.