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Arkansas Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Phone Number: 870-285-3113
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Activities: Prospecting
Description: The only diamond mine in North America open to the public.

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Your day begins as early as you like and goes as long as you like. The days admission allows you to come and go all day long. Wash racks available to clean and sift dirt. When you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Your day begins as early as you like and goes as long as you like. The days admission allows you to come and go all day long. Wash racks available to clean and sift dirt. When you get your fill of the digging you take your treasures to be examined by the experts. No luck for us that day but... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went prepared to dig and sift thru the freshly plowed fields of the Crater of Diamonds. The employees suggested walking the fields looking for shiny objects, since they had had 2 days of hard rain. So the first hour we spent doing just that. Found a few neat rocks, and lots of trash. Please people pick up your trash!... More 

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oklahoma city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I loved the concept, but it didn't keep my kids attention for long. They are ages 3 and 6. I could have spent more time myself, despite the sweltering heat. The water basins to sift your dirt were not accessible by kids, so that was the biggest disappointment. If I wanted them to help/participate in the fun, I had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I surprised my husband for a getaway weekend and one of the activities I planned was an afternoon digging for diamonds. We had such a great time. I think we spent the majority of our time laughing at ourselves and our determination to find a diamond. After we had our fill of digging there was an expert that looked over... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I seen a story about this crater and thought "What a wonderful place to take a road trip" and that we did! We made a four-day Arkansas exploration, Little Rock, Hope and Hot Springs we visited. We had a blast! This was a bucket list item....CHECK!

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Crater of Diamonds State Park 209 State Park Rd Murfreesboro, AR 71958 (870) 285-3113 http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/ Drove over from Hot Springs on a Thursday (10/23/14) just to be able to say ‘We did it!’ Before heading there, I stopped at Walmart and bought two pair of garden gloves and two nail aprons (for our treasures). Arrived at noon, paid our $8.00... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went on Halloween Hay ride weekend and children had a great time. The diamond digging was interesting to both the adults and kids alike. We camped in an RV in campground and it is very well maintained. Showers, restroom and laundry rooms maintained regularly and were clean. The RV slots were full service (electricity, water and sewerage connections. The camp... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Always wanted to go here. Fun but very hard work to find very little. Plan to go often or stay a long time if you want to find a diamond. Hard to tell if its a diamond because most are tiny. Go right after a rain. Hot and no shade except in the washing area. Our 10 year old got... More 

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columbia sc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Large buckets of dirt get heavy. Lol. Very relaxing searching for girls best friend. The park is well ran. And I will be back again soon

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fun experience! We will go back someday! Be prepared to get dirty and don't forget the sunscreen! Inexpensive way to spend the day!

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