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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Silver City
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Big Ditch is a gem of a surprise. You really have to walk across it and along it to see it. It is not really visible from the streets being so deep and lined with trees. And you probably can't really appreciate it until you find out its history. To do this go to the adjacent Visitor Center or... More 

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The long side is The road, but The park is nice, there is a charge but they have all the basic services

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Prescott, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Big Ditch park formed when Main Street collapsed, and later floods created the 53-foot deep ditch. The stores fronting Main Street started using the back doors onto Bullard Street, which is essentially the main street now. The ditch runs several blocks, and is essentially unimproved. It's a quiet place to walk, with trees growing out of the creekbed. Stop... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is of some historical interest but don't make a special trip. Nice for a after dinner stroll and free but overall it was just ok.

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Tucson
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140 reviews 140 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Whoever does the PR material for Silver City does a wonderful job - the promotional magazine is superb and really made us want to visit. But the spin is ahead (or behind?) the reality. We went to the Visitors' Center, which was closed at 8:30 am. ( Maybe we are too used to living in the desert, where people are... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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207 reviews 207 reviews
57 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's just a short ealing path that takes you down by the trickle of s stream that had garbage in it. It needs a little more work, perhaps a dedicated running or bike path.

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The Villages, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To really see and appreciate Silver City you have to see the Big Ditch. It once was the main street of the city, but apparently it was turned into a small canyon by the flash floods that periodically run through the area. Now the main street runs parallel to it, but a block away. And the canyon is a park.

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Tucson, AZ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Agree with other one-star reviews posted - Silver City really needs to work on getting their homeless into shelters and their addicts into treatment programs.

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tucson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very nice path along the 'big ditch'. Beautiful lush vegetation. Liked the stairways and bridges and street access to the downtown area.

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Sun City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There's a lot of history here, and someone deserves a lot of credit for trying to preserve it. One can see the effort that went into the preservation and restoration, but you can also see the area getting ready to slip away again without renewed interest. Well worth a visit if you're in the area, but don't travel a long... More 

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