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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Silver City
Type: Parks
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
53 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Tucson, AZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Agree with other one-star reviews posted - Silver City really needs to work on getting their homeless into shelters and their addicts into treatment programs.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very nice path along the 'big ditch'. Beautiful lush vegetation. Liked the stairways and bridges and street access to the downtown area.

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Sun City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

There's a lot of history here, and someone deserves a lot of credit for trying to preserve it. One can see the effort that went into the preservation and restoration, but you can also see the area getting ready to slip away again without renewed interest. Well worth a visit if you're in the area, but don't travel a long... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We found this by parking near a stairway near it. It's pretty but there was a lot of garbage in the water, ruined the effect of what could be a pretty walk. Kids went down by the water but came back pretty quick. There are benches and lots of pretty flowers and cactus.

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