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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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Family fun in the furnace! Visit when it's cooler!

My cousin and I took our children ages 8-15 to dig for diamonds on July 30 when the temperature reaches into the 90's well before noon. We knew better than to stand outside in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Carthage, New York
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Carthage, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My cousin and I took our children ages 8-15 to dig for diamonds on July 30 when the temperature reaches into the 90's well before noon. We knew better than to stand outside in the heat digging for diamonds but wanted to give it a shot anyway- the kids were done after an hour and a half of sweating through... More 

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was supposed to be a fun activity for a huge family vacation. It was so hot that the kids, who were excited about the idea of finding a diamond, did not last 30 minutes.

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is important that you read the website before your visit to see what you need. However they do sell certain items on site. They also rent tools. Bring your cooler with drinks! It's unbearably hot with some shade available. My family wanted to stay longer but couldn't because of the heat. Next time, if there is one, it will... More 

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Independence, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived July 22nd, hottest day they have had this year. We started our day with breakfast in the restaurant located across the parking lot. The food was awesome, service perfect, AND reasonably priced, roughly 30.00 for 4 included drinks. In spite of the heat and sun it was a wonderful experience for us all. Digging was hard but doable... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were road tripping from Alabama to Texas. This was on our way, so we decided to stop. Unfortunately I didn't read any reviews before I went. It was a hot July day and we just weren't prepared. We didn't take a cooler and we should have. We also didn't know what items we needed (shovel, dirt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Crater of Diamonds in July and enjoyed our visit. We got there about an hour after the park opened and didn't have any trouble finding a spot in the shade and a spot at the washing station. One of the park rangers, who is also a geologist, gave us a great lesson on how to hunt for diamonds.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not something to do in the heat of summer. Way too hot. If you look at website and online about this the diamonds they show are MUCH bigger than what you can expect to find. At the most they are TINY and very difficult to distinguish from common rocks. A neat experience though that I'm glad I can say I... More 

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Anchor Point, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I haven't had so much fun digging in the dirt in decades. We made sure we arrived when the park opened at 8 am to avoid the heat of the day (the forecast was for 100 degrees). Not much success in finding diamonds but we had a great time sitting in the shade between diggings enjoying the gentle breeze and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I had so much fun digging and getting dirty! Make sure you wear shoes you don't mind throwing away. Bring shovels, buckets, and a cooler with drinks. They have dividers, mesh boxes, and water stations to clean the dirt off your rocks. LOTS OF FUN!!

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Springtown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was great! Lots to do for everyone. Even a water play area to cool off. Staff was very friendly and amenities were very nice.

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Additional Information about Crater of Diamonds State Park

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

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