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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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Great family fun

This place is great for any outdoor lovers or geologists. They could use better facilities though. The gift shop was nice, they had food on site, they let you come and go all you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This place is great for any outdoor lovers or geologists. They could use better facilities though. The gift shop was nice, they had food on site, they let you come and go all you want for that day, really fun. I brought my own food and would suggest at least bringing your own drinks. One supply you will want is... More 

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Wright City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed the mine, no complaints what so ever!!! It had rained for a week prior to our arrival so it was super muddy but we all really enjoyed our time here!!!

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our day at the park but is was not very rewarding to the children. We have been to the gem mines in NC and the children always leave with something they found. But other than that disappointment to the children it was a great family day.

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Lewisville, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

It's backbreaking without any payoff. If you aren't one of the lucky 500 out of 100,000 you go home with dirty clothes and, if you're lucky, quartz crystals slightly larger than a grain of sand. Don't waste your money. If you want to have fun, go to one of the quartz mines. Tons of fun and you don't leave empty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the only diamond "mine" in the world where visitors can take home what they find. I went with my parents and we spent about 60-90 minutes there. It was very muddy and messy, but we still had some fun. We did the wet sifting because of the mud and it was very back-breaking work. We didn't find anything... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is one place everyone at some point in their life should visit. At least 1 diamond is found daily here and is posted. Everything you need can be rented at the park. It can get messy when it rains.....bring old clothes and boots. Mud so sticks to everything! When the sun is out it is scorching hot.....bring water and... More 

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Mt Prospect
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Granted, it's not on a main road, but if you find yourself in the vicinity of Murfreesboro Arkansas this is a unique experience, a conversation stopping experience. "What did you do on your vacation?" "We panned for diamonds." If you aren't packing a bucket, shovel and screening in reduced sizes, they rent equipment. Yes, it is dirty, but it's also... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a treasure for Arkansas! We took a weekend trip with our grandkids who like rocks and love to dig - perfect place for them. It was muddy but all the more fun to get down and dirty. The park is pristine and beautiful! Well managed and maintained. It was a warm day so sunscreen needed as the dig site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Took an afternoon here to look for agates and jasper. Found plenty, had fun. Did not look for diamonds, but while we were there someone found a decent sized one around .70 carats. Lots of families with kids. Good place to bring your children as long as they are big enough to get around on their own. Not a place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had fun searching for diamonds but we were a muddy mess when we were done. The hoses to wash off were just as messy. We didn't find anything worth keeping...the park was clean and the gift shop had great finds!

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