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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Silver City
Type: Parks
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Tucson
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129 reviews 129 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We found this by parking near a stairway near it. It's pretty but there was a lot of garbage in the water, ruined the effect of what could be a pretty walk. Kids went down by the water but came back pretty quick. There are benches and lots of pretty flowers and cactus.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When you visit the antique shops on Bullard street in Silver City don't miss a stroll through the Big Ditch park. Lovely shade trees and inviting benches are a rest from the heat. You can take very nice photos there. Also it is always clean.

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Floral City, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Be prepared to be stopped by every panhandler in Silver City. They're all around downtown so keep your cash in your pocket. Watch for a clean cut guy walking his dog, just another scam. The merchants need to clean up this problem.

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Oak Hills, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had a nice stroll along the creek as a break to walking around downtown. It is pretty interesting how this little park was formed. Make sure and stop by the Silver City Museum to see a nice display on the Big Ditch.

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