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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Check out the new mural

The mural recently installed in this park is totally worth you time to visit - tells the story of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
Big Ditch and the BIG save!

make sure you stop and read the placard describing how this ditch came to be and what it almost... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
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  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
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“main street” (23 reviews)
“big ditch” (39 reviews)
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Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mural recently installed in this park is totally worth you time to visit - tells the story of the "great flood" that caused the town to be split in half. Very artistic and well done plus the park itself is a treasure to visit...More

Thank VJousan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

make sure you stop and read the placard describing how this ditch came to be and what it almost was. It is really very beautiful and from the main street you can cross over the bridge to visit the nice people that work in the...More

Thank JenniferMcCarthy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting from El Paso, and this located provided us with exactly what we were looking for.. Grass & trees! I really enjoyed reading about the history of the Big Ditch along the beautiful wall. I enjoyed being able to walk around the entire...More

Thank Tori M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In planning the town, Silver City did not realize its' Main Street was subject to huge flash floods. Over the years, it was washed away and a 50+ foot ditch was formed by the rushing waters. So the town made the best of it, a...More

Thank TripEvalu8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth seeing, but I thought it needed to be cleaned up a bit. If they would put a little work and money into this place, it could be really cool. It kind of smelled like stagnant water, and there was a few sketchy...More

Thank MaggieP324
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Ditch is a lovely, quiet spot for reflection. It is peaceful and beautiful, with a good path for strolling on. I love to ride my bike there and recover!

Thank Joan E
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Not impressive. Basically it's a drainage ditch through the downtown. The day we were there, there was a lot of trash and debris in the drainage and just nasty little puddles in the ditch. We had a hard time even finding the entrance to it....More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Crazy story about how this park came to be. Really shocking to stand above it and imagine water just wiping out an entire street!

Thank Marlayna67
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stopped at the visitor center and it was closed so we decided to walk along the river/creek behind it. The trail is easy and looks like it was nice at some time. However, when we were there, trash was everywhere. Trash cans over flowing...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A walk along what used to be main street before the big flood offered an escape from the business and bustle of downtown. It is a walk along, now, the backs of buildings but is full of a variety of native plants and flowers. There...More

1  Thank chacochaos
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