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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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Fun for a few hours

Made my first trip to Crater of Diamonds this past weekend. It was a great weekend for diamond hunting as it was overcast and the field was wet with soft soil for easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Made my first trip to Crater of Diamonds this past weekend. It was a great weekend for diamond hunting as it was overcast and the field was wet with soft soil for easy digging. Got really dirty and didn't find any diamonds but the hunting was fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Wear clothes you won't mind getting muddy and wet, also I would recommend old tennis shoes or water shoes - not flip flops! You can bring in backpacks and small coolers to eat lunch in the field. We were entertained for about 6 hours but we did not have children with us. You do have to pay a $40 deposit... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Rocks and mud as far as the eye can see. Lost my shoes in the mud, so don't ever wear anything you don't want to lose or have to toss when you are done. It's a unique day trip, but it gets rather old after about an hour. And, it's in the middle of nowhere, so even when you think... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours here and would definitely return to do some more digging. A nice park and would be great to take a family or grandkids.

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Bradley, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place was great, I would go back again, the place was just as the internet site suggested, you dig for Diamonds and yes it is very hard work, no one tells you the soil is covered with large rocks and clay. but it was fun as hell, the café in the park is overpriced don't eat or drink there,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had fun for the first couple of hours then everyone in our party was ready to go. Weather was nice thankfully because not much shade. Guides were very helpful and restaurant was good.

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Liberty, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Other reviews say don't waist your time. If you like digging in the dirt, this is the place to go. Did not find a diamond. We found tiny pieces of quarts and crystaline and pieces of glass. Not what you want to find in a diamond mine. We spent 6 hours there. Dont know if anyone found a diamond that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Well, my kids (age 7 and 10) learned that finding a diamond is hard work, but the water park is a great reward! We loved our experience digging, sifting and sloshing around in the water trying to find a diamond. I would absolutely try it again!!

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

it was interesting ,plan to get dirty, wait till after the rain for the best chance to find diamonds,and bring a change of clothes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I loved that I could search all day and night for diamonds and other pretty stones, and I got to keep what I found. The $8 per person was nothing to pay to have that much fun mining in a diamond mine. There are acres of land to do this. Most of the rocks and diamonds are on the surface.... More 

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