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Address: Silver City, NM

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It's A Ditch

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Janesville, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We read the reviews on this unique city park and decided to take a look. What we found is basically a walk along a deeply entrenched runoff ditch/creek through the heart of downtown Silver City. The trail is easy to follow and has some steps included. The trail goes for several city blocks and can be joined at a number... More 

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
15 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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325 reviews 325 reviews
110 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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