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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Silver City
Type: Parks
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LAS CRUCES
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326 reviews 326 reviews
34 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Big Ditch used to be Main Street before a flood wiped it out about a century ago. Now it has a small stream (at this time of year) way down below street level. There is a nice cement path running high along it.There are several entrances. There are benches along the way to sit. Right now there are forsythia... More

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Silver City, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Good walk way, great history and exciting during a heavy monsoon rain storm. Shaded in summer walks and a cool place to eat a takeout burro or sip a coffee. Avoid at night. Its a good bit creepy after dark and I want you to keep your wallet.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went because my daughter had graduated from WNMU and we wanted to take in some local sites. Big ditch park was nice and historical and a nice place to take pictures.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My sister, niece and I walked through the park during a monsoon rain and it was just beautiful! The trickle of a creek turned into a rging river that day and we were impressed! Beautiful down there with the oaks and cottonwoods, wildflowers and bushes. That particular day it was a particularly beautiful walk.

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Montana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I kind of stumbled on this when I parked in an alley. It was a beautiful walk with my dogs, made interesting by all the old stone work.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice overlook and great history. Located right by the main drag makes it a great stop for a great view. We didn't walk down, but there is a path where you can walk down to the bottom of the ditch. Very cool!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Big Ditch Park is a linear park along what used to be Main Street. Some major floods have washed away all the top soil - down about 55 feet! The town has done a wonderful job of making this area welcoming and relaxing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It's worth 15-20 minutes of your time to check out Big Ditch Park. Firstly to admire the innovation of the town's population - this area could so easily have been left as a dumping ground - and secondly to appreciate the town's history. The ditch is where Main Street stood until it was washed away by a massive flood (you... More

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A very novel idea to transform massive stream erosion into a park, where one can peacefully spend a pleasant afternoon.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Recent clean up has made "The Ditch" even nicer. Many visitors miss a pleasant stroll along this cool park like feature. The story alone is worth taking a look at this ditch carved by nature after a major flood in the early 20th century. Only one house still stands and faces "The Ditch" which used to be Main St of... More

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