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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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Tucson, AZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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tucson
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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Silver City, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When you visit the antique shops on Bullard street in Silver City don't miss a stroll through the Big Ditch park. Lovely shade trees and inviting benches are a rest from the heat. You can take very nice photos there. Also it is always clean.

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Floral City, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Be prepared to be stopped by every panhandler in Silver City. They're all around downtown so keep your cash in your pocket. Watch for a clean cut guy walking his dog, just another scam. The merchants need to clean up this problem.

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Oak Hills, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had a nice stroll along the creek as a break to walking around downtown. It is pretty interesting how this little park was formed. Make sure and stop by the Silver City Museum to see a nice display on the Big Ditch.

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LAS CRUCES
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386 reviews 386 reviews
46 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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