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Crater of Diamonds State Park

209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro, AR 71958
(870) 285-3113
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78%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We heard the staff was to come out and give lessons on how to mine diamonds, but we didn't see anyone do so on our day there.. The lady at the renter place, was all business, not very personable.. She was definitely there just to do a job. However, with all of that said, the price was good and it... More

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Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
75 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We completely rearranged our plans to make sure we arrived before 5 to meet their camping check-in hours. We arrived at 4:25 and were told they had already shut down the register. And that we would have to come back in the morning.....we called them an hour before that and told them we were coming. You are rude. The following... More

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Dodge City, Kansas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

i spent a year digging for diamonds. although i found some, they were small and pitted with very little value. the park has added restrictions on how you can dig a hole. i think for every foot down, the dirt has to be stepped back 18". the full time diggers usually ignored the restriction and got away with it. i... More

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Arkansas State ... R, Manager at Crater of Diamonds State Park, responded to this review

Mr. Sterling H, I apologize that your experience at Crater of Diamonds State Park did not meet your expectations. You are correct that we do have a specific policy on how holes are to be dug on the mine field. This policy was written with and in accordance with the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You go believing and then come away empty handed but nevertheless have great fun along the way if you have the time. They can provide the kit that you need - just can't really tell you exactly where to look!

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Cedar Park
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my second visit and for my mom in a wheelchair, it was improved since our last visit. There is room for more improvement still. But the point for coming is to dig for diamonds, and that, while not productive for us, was fun!

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Billings, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Digging for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds had been on my "to do " list for years and I finally made it there after having lived a few hours drive away all my life. The weather was perfect - wet and drizzly after a night of rain with temps in the upper 60's. The 40 acre field where you search... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Took the family there for a beautiful October outing. We found the facilities to be very clean and well kept. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. They pointed us in the right direction when it came to what equipment rental. We bought three small shovels or just a few dollars each. We rented a sifter for dry sifting. With small... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This among other things is a large dirt field where a person can mine for real earth made diamonds, and other riches. One of the most valuable not to mention one of a kind prefect/flawless diamonds in the world was found here. You get to keep anything you find, from everyday quartz, to the very rare of rocks and minerals.... More

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Minneapolis, MN USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I recently spent two days (October 10--11) searching for diamonds with my wife and parents at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. I didn't really want to go on the trip, but my wife had the CDSP on her list of things she just had to do after she saw it on the Travel Channel. The park itself is very... More

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Aberdeen, NC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were looking for things to do in Arkansas and thought this place would be fun. I really didn't expect to find a diamond, but hoped to find some kind of precious stone. We found nothing but rocks. Expect to drive a long ways to get there on a two lane road in the middle of nowhere. There are very... More

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