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Big Ditch Park

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Address: Silver City, NM
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+1 575-538-5555

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quick trip out of town

cme up on this after we left the vistor center. Was a nice surpise to see how they had made use of the big ditch.

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Stephen M
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location for a relaxing stroll. Quiet and lots of bird life if you sit still. Nice to take a break from shopping.

Thank Charlie P
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2017

cme up on this after we left the vistor center. Was a nice surpise to see how they had made use of the big ditch.

Thank Stephen M
Kodiak, Alaska
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We enjoyed learning the history behind the Big Ditch and how it formed. So we strolled along the access trails. Met a few homeless folks. Seemed gentle enough and we exchanged pleasantries. But, and a big BUT for the Big Ditch, if you're going to encourage visitors to spend time there, then spend time cleaning it up. Lots of litter,... More 

Thank AlaskaMarion
Stevensville, Montana
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Covered in trash and broken glass like the rest of Silver City. Homeless people all through the ditch park. People have been robbed and assaulted in the few months we lived in SC. Viscous dogs roam the area and even in downtown. My dog was attacked by 2 pitbulls two blocks off Bullard. This town is a trash hole, great... More 

Thank DirtyPatches
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121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

You can get an introduction to the Big Ditch at the visitors center and the museum. Learning it's history is essential to understanding the city and the struggles it has faced in its survival. The ditch is nearly a canyon and you will probably see it if you spend any time in Silver City but take a few moments to... More 

Thank SaguaroJoe
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

It cuts right through the middle of the city. Nice to walk around even when winter/snowy. It's fairly small so it makes for a nice stop if you're walking around the main street.

Thank JesetJou
Raleigh N C
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94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

The park is near the visitors center and has a lot of information about its name on plaques you can read. Close to Historic downtown also.

Thank Ellen E
phoenix, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

This tree lined park and walkway goes through town just one half block east of the main street in Silver City. It follows a beautiful little creek. Great place for a rest or picnic.

1 Thank Thomas K
El Paso, Texas
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704 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is a very nice place to walk from the Visitors Information Center to the older part of downtown. There are informative signs along the path. Nice walk over the bridge gives a great vantage point of the "Big Ditch",

Thank Rose H
Tucson, Arizona
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614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 737 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

To find the park, look for the Gateway Arch over W. Broadway at N. Hudson and the Silver City Visitor Center will be on the corner at that intersection (you'll see a log cabin). The Big Ditch runs behind the Visitor Center and under the bridge on Broadway (at the arch). We parked (free) at the Visitor Center and explored... More 

1 Thank CrankingChick

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