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Address: Silver City, NM
Phone Number: 5755385555
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Cool green on a hot day

Surprisingly lovely park with flowing water, cool rocks, a lush green, just at one end of downtown. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonder. The power of water, rushing through the middle of town carved this Big Ditch out. Then the good townspeople of Silver City were bold enough to turn it into a lovely oasis instead of filling it back in and inviting another disaster hosted by Mother Nature. Very nice walking area

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like to relax in the morning, before the summer heat mounts, under trees overhanging a stream and with birds singing your day to life, well this is the place for you. The Big Ditch Park is an exquisite river walk with lots of benches and shade. The Ditch was once Main Street, which collapsed under severe floods at... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Surprisingly lovely park with flowing water, cool rocks, a lush green, just at one end of downtown. Worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

How many people would think that a "big ditch" was an attraction? The one dividing Silver City is beautiful and the city is doing more to enhance walks along it.

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Gold Canyon, AZ
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Go ahead, take a long stroll and enjoy. We loved sitting and listening to the water and being in the shade.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

nice area with a really great story of how the "ditch" became the "ditch. Nice town, some very nice restaurants and shopping. Close to many smaller town and Las Cruces (spelling) is about 100 miles away and well worth the drive. Silver City is at about 5900 feet which helps to make it comfortable in June.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The promenade was once Main Street before the big flood of 1895. They've developed it as a place to collect runoff from the rains. It does stretch for quite a distance with lots of places to sit and escape the heat. Lots of trees and native plants line the paved walkway. It is handicap accessible in most spots. We did... More 

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Home Sweet Home, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It';s really nice catching the ditch shade down in downtown Silver City. This walk has so much potential and they're always improving it. The Youth Center was hard at work with the goal of making a new section from the visitor's center that could be taken with a stroller or walker. What a perfect project for the town and great... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating Visitors Center at Big Ditch Park has the story of the flood that wiped out Main Street and created a 55 foot deep ditch. Now lined with trees and long walking path. Billy the Kid lived in a cabin here. Reproduction open for tour. Good for all ages. One block from downtown.

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Angel Fire, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I found the park after visiting the history museum so I thought it was pretty interesting. It's definitely not for people who have trouble with stairs. It looks like it would be pretty dark at night too. It was a pretty walk with the dog with plenty of spots to sit and just enjoy the sound of water. Hint: if... More 

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