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Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958-8947
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The only diamond mine in North America open to the public.

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Made reservations for the RV park with a good time of anticipation since the spots fill in very quick. Made it there while the office was still open and the registration process... read more

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Cibolo, Texas
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Cibolo, Texas
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16 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Made reservations for the RV park with a good time of anticipation since the spots fill in very quick. Made it there while the office was still open and the registration process was quick and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The RV park was more than awesome, been out there inside the woods but yet with all the... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about 3 hours looking for diamonds. The kids had a blast looking. It was hot and not a lot of shade. Be prepared to do some physical work. We rented the wet searching kit from the park and the kids had a blast it is a bit messy and a lot of heavy lifting. It wasn't open while... More 

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Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to have family good fun and bond together. Its a must do experience at least once. Bring sunscreen and keep hydrated. Read the website and if possible bring your own supplies such as buckets, shovels gloves etc. The drive there is curvy mountain roads. If you are traveling with anyone that is sensitive to motion sickness take precautions.... More 

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Crossville, Tn
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my grandson's choice for Spring Break. We didn't find any diamonds but had a fun time. The staff at the park are exceptional. Be prepared to get muddy if it rains.

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Thank Churchwoman
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Allow a lot of time to explore. Bring a change of clothes, food, water and your own tools if you can and money because they do sell some food and drinks there.

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility is nice, the people are nice but to go there to dig was a waste of time. We spent the vast majority of our day there and we didn't find anything. Sure everyone would love to find a diamond but I'm saying we didn't find anything.....none of the other rocks you "can" find there either and I am... More 

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Thank 173rosemaryv
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll have to admit this was our first adventure into mining in Arkansas, and although we thought we were prepared, we were not. This is 37 1/2 acres of mud in the spring...yes they told us to go after the rain because it makes them visible, as it washes them down in the drainage...this was a waste of time. The... More 

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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy this place! Fun in the sun...be sure to take a hat and sunscreen. The first time I went we took our kids when they were small and they really enjoyed playing in the mud field! Always a great way to spend the day and if your lucky walk away with some diamonds!💎

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Des Arc, Arkansas
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this to anyone. It only costs $10.00 per day per adult and you get to keep what you find. I didn't find any diamonds this trip but did find some quartz, calcite and bauxite. The fields do need to be plowed again but it is still fun.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally made a trip after trying for a couple years to get here. If you like to try your hand at digging, this is the place. The kids enjoyed it for a couple hours but they lose patience. Make sure to come with a wagon or backpack with water and snacks, and maybe some camp chairs so you have stuff... More 

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