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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
Review Highlights
Interesting story behind the Big Ditch, but not much to see.

I was a bit disappointed. This place has an interesting story but there is not much to see. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretty creative solution to a big problem

We strolled along the "ditch" and were impressed at the town's initiative to come up with this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oro Valley, Arizona
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“main street” (23 reviews)
“big ditch” (43 reviews)
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit disappointed. This place has an interesting story but there is not much to see. It has great potential, if it was cleaned up.

Thank Wintermax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled along the "ditch" and were impressed at the town's initiative to come up with this solution to flooding. Lots of nice walks and bridges to cross.

Thank bmonson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Ditch is right behind the visitor's center. Very pretty, interesting history. I can't remember if they had picnic tables, but this would be a great place for a picnic

Thank newmexjags
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The visitor center had a very friendly welcoming staff, then I walked down the shady trail along the big ditch. Very nice and peaceful and adjacent to the downtown area so you can park and walk to town.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 31 August 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 6 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
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