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Really cool walk, in middle of town

Loved it. Felt solitude in middle of town. I felt safe, seemed well maintained. Very few people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Very Interesting, To Say the Least

Well... it's a big ditch. The name says it all. What it doesn't say is that there may well be... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it. Felt solitude in middle of town. I felt safe, seemed well maintained. Very few people for a Saturday afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank greglinmon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Murray hotel. Very nice Art Deco. They look like they are in a transition with doors. Can't wait to see what they do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan T
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Well... it's a big ditch. The name says it all. What it doesn't say is that there may well be vagrants when the weather permits (and maybe when it doesn't). All things considered, Silver City has done a pretty damn good job with, well... a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mategrifun
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The area was carved by a flood around 1900. The path of the flood went right down the middle of town. The damage was so tremendous that all the business had to convert their backdoors to the storefront facing Broadway. Crossing the bridge over the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The flood took Main St but left a rocky bottomed creek. The town turned it into a park and it is really beautiful. Nice trails on both sides. I have no idea why they call it the Big Ditch. Very negative connotations. I believe it's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gringojoel
Reviewed 22 July 2018

My 11 year old daughter and I were staying in nearby Pinos Altos and decided to ride down to Silver City and check out the visitor center and park. The visitor center was closed, so we went for a walk in the park. I'm pretty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Kelli H
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A small area that was restored by locals from a flood that destroyed Main St and the shops, grocery stores and such. It has a Mida tiled wall depicting the Main Street and was devastated. There are benches and it provides shade and benches from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TereseRC
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This park presented an interesting element of the local history. I especially liked the mosaic mural. Take the time to read it.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Rickj148
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Park behind the visators center is nicely planted and full of color in April. We walked the trail and it could be great in-town hike, but trashy and an obvious place for drug use. So sad about that. Needs some attention by city to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 16 March 2018

It is interest about how two major floods cause the earth to make this big ditch...other than that it looks like any other ditch.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert B
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20 May 2018|
Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
Links are not live on this TA function, so you will have to google Silver City New Mexico Dog Parks...or call, 1-800-872-0222 Silver City New Mexico dog parks are a park, within a park, usually surrounded by a 4'-6' fence... More