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Address: Silver City, NM

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A walk in the Big Ditch.

Very interesting story but the park is not well maintained. Would like to have benches to sit and enjoy the park.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice to have a place to relax on a hot, sunny day. Little creek gargling and benches to sit and listen to the birds and enjoy the cool shade of the mostly cottonwoods. In fall you can admire the golden yellow foliage. Beautiful place !

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Pahrump, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have two little ones and we didn't explore the Ditch up close but, even just going over the bridge from the Silver City Visitors Center to the walking path along the Ditch was great. My kids loved watching a student group exploring the waters down below and the insects and snails we saw along our walk. Definitely worth the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very interesting story but the park is not well maintained. Would like to have benches to sit and enjoy the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Enjoy a quiet stroll through a riparian area. No playground equipment just a stream, trees and the sounds of nature.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

with weeds and homeless people. I sat in the park to read and to wait for my laundry to dry and the whole time I could hear some street people arguing and talking about a bunch of nonsense. Very distracting and unsettling. Otherwise it would have been a peaceful and beautiful park.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was fun to get to see the Big Ditch that is where the Main Street used to be. They have safe walk ways and bridges that make it accessible, but it needs cleanup.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This historic park offers walking trails benches for meditation and beautiful green foliage to enjoy. Can be accessed from the Visitor Center parking lot and walk across the footbridge, or from downtown.

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Canton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice place to stroll. Beautiful flora and interesting history. Don't consider it a "must do", but it's easy to get to and is a nice place to take a lunch.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Well, it was pretty for pictures but basically it's a ditch that had no water in it when we were there. For historical peace of mind though ~ take a walk and see it. It's not that far from the main road.

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Harker Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If in Silver City, take a quick look at the Big Ditch. Was at one time the main street which was flooded out big time by a flash flood wall of water. Info signs behind the Visitor Center explain what happened. It now a green space walkway. Also near Visitor Center, check out the site of young Billy the Kid's... More 

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Address: Silver City, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City

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