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Address: Silver City, NM

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Nice for a quiet stroll

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 34 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 28 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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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Address: Address: Silver City, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City

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