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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Disaster commemorated

As a result of poor planning the original "main" street of Silver CIty was flooded numerous times... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cozy place

It's a quiet, tranquil place to sit down and have a cup of coffee, take photos, and walk the bridge... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Daniel K
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“main street” (23 reviews)
“big ditch” (40 reviews)
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a result of poor planning the original "main" street of Silver CIty was flooded numerous times and finally relegated to the "big ditch park" status.

Thank uphill69
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a quiet, tranquil place to sit down and have a cup of coffee, take photos, and walk the bridge that connects the park to downtown. Lots of trees and a small stream that flows through the park. Don't be fooled, though. If there are...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A beautiful and shady retreat from the heat of the day - a nice space to spend some quiet time away from the norm.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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

1  Thank JenniferMcCarthy
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 27 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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 11 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
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