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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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The only diamond mine in North America open to the public.

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State Park is so nice and well taken care of.

We drove through on our way to Texas. We will stop and spend a few days at their state park. Of course we will have to find a diamond while we are there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alpena, Michigan
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Watson, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spur of the moment trip, land was recently tilled over, lot of work involved in the digging process.

Thank Connie S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although we went in summer (too hot to truly stay very long), our boys aged 7 & 10 LOVED digging and searching for treasure. If you have find yourself cleaning rocks and other "treasures" out of your son's pockets, this is the perfect place to visit! They allow most items to be brought in AND allow you to take some... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove through on our way to Texas. We will stop and spend a few days at their state park. Of course we will have to find a diamond while we are there.

Thank mightywoman
Big Bend, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love collecting rocks when I travel and this place was rock heaven. I didn't find a diamond this time but I founds lots of other interesting rocks. I can't wait to go back again and hopefully stay right in the campground. January was cold and rainy and it made it very muddy and messy, they did have hoses to... More 

1 Thank mw59
Grantsburg, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been 4 times and found 2 diamonds. One was over one carot and labeled flawless. We enjoy it so much and can't wait to go again. They have the swimming area for kids. Park staff were very helpful and great to talk to. Also enjoy talking to others while sifting. Great family fun! Disneys version of the world... More 

1 Thank rednoc
Hartsburg, Missouri, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's around 37 acres of tilled ground for you to walk, dig in the dirt, sift through for raw diamonds, and several sluicing areas. It's $8 to get in to the park for the entire day and it's "Finders Keepers". You can also rent all the equipment you need if you don't want to bring it with you. There is... More 

5 Thank D-Tektn
Idabel, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a day trip with our parents and our son (1 1/2 age) to this fun state park. We had alot of fun, the only problem was the time of year and time of day we arrived. (Our fault, not the parks lol) We went on a holiday weekend in August and arrived in the afternoon. Not a smart... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Had a wonderful time at this unique attraction - Drove down with Daughter and Granddaughter from Maryland stayed at really great small hotel in Murfreesboro and had several days at the Crater searching for "Diamonds" - did not find any but would be willing to go back and try again. Usually four or five are found each week right on... More 

1 Thank Sylvia J
Houston, Texas
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I have gone here several times in my life, have not found a darned thing, but left with a smile on my face every single time. The dream of finding a beautiful treasure is in everyone's heart and this place lets you live out that dream, or at least try to. The facilities are good, they have folks that are... More 

2 Thank SwissSushi
Sayre, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We enjoyed visiting the park even though we had no success at finding any diamonds. However, we did find a lot of jasper that looked pretty cool. Nonetheless, this is definitely a great place to visit and would be fun for families as well. They also have a water park and restaurant that are open depending on the season. I... More 

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