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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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A day in the dirt

Spent a day with the grandchild looking for diamonds. My 4year old grandson loved it, he dug and searched all day. He didn't find a diamond, but he had a bag full of rocks and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Randy J
Harrison, Arkansas
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Jackson, Mississippi
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Backbreaking work in the rain! But, had a great time - grand son enjoyed .....unfortunately no diamonds found :(

Thank cpark1952
Harrison, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a day with the grandchild looking for diamonds. My 4year old grandson loved it, he dug and searched all day. He didn't find a diamond, but he had a bag full of rocks and that was a treasure to him. Be prepared to get dirty and dress appropriate. Go to the museum and watch the videos. If you plan... More 

1 Thank Randy J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with a group of 9 (3 under 5), and we all enjoyed our time so much! I like that they have items available for rent & purchase. It was a little hot so the kids tuckered out pretty quickly, but we all enjoyed walking around and digging in the dirt. My son found several "pretty rocks" he wanted... More 

1 Thank Megan G
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't find a diamond but had a really good relaxing time. Got pretty excited when I found 3 pieces of calcite! Looked like diamonds to me.

Thank Phyllis H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came up empty but glad we did it. Brought dirt home for the grandkids to go through. If you do it, talk to someone so you know ehat you are looking for. Wear clothes you can put in a big bag or throw away. We were there after it rained. My shoes weighed a ton. Muf stuck to them. Wear... More 

Thank luluohio_9
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most finds are from walking the open field mine area and seeing on top of the ground. Sitting in the mud was fun, but exposed to weather. The real treat is the beauty of the surrounding area, getting there, and it was very inexpensive.

Thank Jachin R
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been visiting the Crater of Diamonds for years now, lost count after using up my first 20 visit mine pass a long time ago - they are definitely well worth the discount. Although there are many ways to prospect for diamonds, wet sifting is probably my favorite - sure you can rent everything you need from the park, but... More 

1 Thank jaggio1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our reason for coming to Murfreesboro. Although we tried to get by cheap by staying at the wrong motel(see review) we had a fun but exhausting time. We are all in our 60s and this was a bucket list thing. We learned a lot but we all got too hot. We may go back one more time when... More 

Thank Happy2dog
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at Crater of Diamonds while on a road trip with family. Kids (14,12,11) lost interest pretty quick, however, I did enjoy it and would do it again. Would like to see more interaction in the fields by park workers. Possibly offering suggestions, guidance or sharing stories of finds as we were clueless on what to do for the 1st... More 

Thank Chris C
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a huge big ole field that you can get down in and dig for diamonds. You must take your children if they are interested in rocks and pretty stones of any kind. You can literally find all kinds of stuff out there. You can rent the buckets and little shovels or you can bring your own. it's 10.00 pp... More 

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