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Address: Silver City, NM
Phone Number: 5755385555
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Nice Little Spot with Interesting History

The park has a footbridge over the ditch. The history of the ditch is fascinating. The part can be part of a one mile walk around the downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ed J
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English first
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The park has a footbridge over the ditch. The history of the ditch is fascinating. The part can be part of a one mile walk around the downtown.

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1 Thank Ed J
Kennebunk, Maine
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This park is an oasis in town. Love the running water. I married a couple on the banks of the big ditch. It was a beautiful occasion. Gratitude to the people who take care of it.

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1 Thank Azaima A
Tucson, Arizona
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258 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This small downtown park holds the remnants of the original main street (MAIN STREET) which, due to the constant flooding became know as The Big Ditch. It is now maintained by the city and is a lovely spot to walk and enjoy the scenery.For those who expect a huge quote end quote "PARK", you will be disappointed, for those that... More 

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1 Thank Paul G
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We found this little city park while doing a self guided walking tour of downtown historic Silver City. We encountered other tourists, local families and teens enjoying a sunny afternoon there. It is an interesting place to take a stroll while in Silver City.

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1 Thank Christine D
Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Maybe I was here at the wrong time of year but I expected much more. It was not maintained but we walked the short distance and enjoyed the history.

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1 Thank lnapier9791
Cornelius, North Carolina
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217 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were disappointed, mostly because we expected something very different that what it was. We thought that there was a trail running the distance of the Big Ditch (which would be a mile+ long) but it really is just a series of steps leading down to a leveled-off area with a few benches. The hardscaping is nice enough, but there... More 

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Thank NCWorldTraveler704
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I wouldn't want to get down in this dark, overgrown ditch for love or money. Looking at it from the bridge was enough to see what it is and that's all anyone needs to see.

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Thank Travelingrammie68
Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Lots of history right here but be sure to go get the full dibbs at the History Museum! Lots of fun town activities go on at this park.

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1 Thank Soni C
El Paso, Texas
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552 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

For a stellar freebie, you can't do better than walking through best example of making lemonade out lemons in this amazing gateway to the Gila. My wife & I intentionally celebrated that singular most important day to any individual by traveling a few hours Northwest from our home in El PasoTX-USA and spending the night here. We chose to be... More 

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Atascadero, California
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548 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Again while in Silver we walked along the creek. If you find a place with pictures of the big floods of the past you will learn why this is named the Big Ditch. That said just take a stroll along the creek in old down town Silver City is a wonderful, peaceful, shady, series of benches, stairs and walkways along... More 

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