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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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Good experience, but don't expect a diamond

I thought it would be fun to mine for diamonds, and maybe even find some small ones. After several hours of washing the mud off to find the stones stuck in them, we found some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I thought it would be fun to mine for diamonds, and maybe even find some small ones. After several hours of washing the mud off to find the stones stuck in them, we found some worthless crystals and one small piece of topaz, which my youngest son quickly claimed. Probably wouldn't do this again, but if I did I would... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was family day of fun digging for diamonds. No diamonds this time, but it is was fun playing in the mud. 😀

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't find anything special but it was a good time. When we finished a park worker was able to quickly sort through what's we had and bagged it up for us. As first time visitors we enjoyed talking to all the veterans of the diamond hunt.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I have been to the crater for several years and there is definitely an art to it. You can actually find a diamond, of that there is no doubt. Just plan on heat - the ground reflects back the sunlight - lots of sunscreen and a hat please. Watch the video to know what you are looking for. The best... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This was a fun stop- even though it was hot. We didn't find any diamonds- and frankly I may have thrown back a 10 carat diamond and not known it. Tips: Wear shoes to walk on a tilled field- no sandals. Dress cool, take water and a over the shoulder bag to hold your water and "finds." There is a... More 

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Alexandria, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The park is very well kept and organized. We didn't find any diamonds, but had fun looking. About 3-4 hours each day was enough for us, as it was hot and muddy. The girl that took our money each day was miserable and hated her job, but everyone else seemed kind and the ladies that looked at our "finds" each... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Bring small shovels, 5 gallon buckets (or smaller) for each kid, chairs for the adults, sun screen, hats, and rent the sluice boxes on site. Pack a rolling cooler so you don't have to hike back to the car for beverages. Something to do on a day trip from anywhere within 250 miles. GOING TO GET MUDDY. BRING CHANGE OF... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I enjoyed the day of "mining." It was a unique experience. I didn't find anything, but maybe next time! We took our own buckets, shoves and sifting trays. You can also rent them at the park. It was hot but we had taken water and sunscreen. Make sure to pack a hat. I would like to go back it the... More 

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Indio, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If there is any advice I can give, it is to take advantage of the tutorials and videos the park offers. My wife and I were here for two days, and we skipped the instructions at first because, "NO TIME! DIAMONDS!!!!" We ended up wasting half a day because we didn't get the sifting part right. We broke for lunch... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Did a day trip from Dallas but would recommend staying the night only because it was a long drive. It was hot but fun. They had shaded areas where you could sift through your buckets of dirt. Bring water and sunscreen. There is a large pool with lots of water features there, not sure if there is an extra cost... More 

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Address: Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958
Phone Number: 870-285-3113
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Murfreesboro

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