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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Raleigh N C
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Raleigh N C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Ellen E
phoenix, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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.

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Thank Thomas K
El Paso, Texas
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585 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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",

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Thank Rose H
Tucson, Arizona
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529 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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 

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1 Thank CrankingChick
Silver City, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Be sure to read the signage explaining how the Big Ditch was formed just over the Bridge to the Visior Center Parking Lot.

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Thank LifeonCasters
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited after a huge rain storm. The path was enjoyable to walk along on the non-maintained side opposite the main drag. A little scary for the young kids, so we made sure to hold hands. It was very fun.

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Thank Tom H
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

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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Thank Dr_Nancy53
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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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2 Thank Greg B
Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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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