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Address: Silver City, NM

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Needs some clean up.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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26 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
71 helpful votes 71 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
9 helpful votes 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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Prescott, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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