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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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It is what it is....We had fun, needed more time.

This was on my bucket list. We only stopped for about 3 hours because that's all the time we had. If you rent all the equipment, which we did, just be aware, they charge a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After driving through southwestern Arkansas for almost 2 hours and seeing very few people, we were quite surprised to see this long line of kids and adults waiting to enter the crater. We found out it was spring break. People arrived with all kinds of equipment, ready to spend the day prospecting. Anything you find, you keep and there is... More 

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Thank Beverly D
Pinedale, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lot of mud but super fun. No we didn't find any Diamonds. What we did find was a relaxing looking for treasures! We lived the whole experience. Would definitely do again!!!!!!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A diamond was found the week before we arrive to the park... (young lad found a 7.5 diamond within 10 minutes after arriving) It also rained the day before so the grounds were muddy...which is suppose to be a good time to go..Great place for kids to dig in the dirt...$10 to get in...bring your digging tools..or you can rent... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was on my bucket list. We only stopped for about 3 hours because that's all the time we had. If you rent all the equipment, which we did, just be aware, they charge a deposit amount for each item you rent which would cover the cost if not returned. So, for instance, a shovel rental is about $45., but... More 

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Akron, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling with adult daughter and boyfriend who had the best idea to propose here. After a very warm day of looking for diamonds without any luck, he popped the question much to her surprise! Fun activity for a couple hours. Will always hold a special place for us! Shaded seating area with view of fields where I spent much of... More 

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Paragould, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to the crater of diamonds park for spring break! We were prepared with our boots and digging toys for our 3 year old. We didn't come home with a diamond, but we had fun looking!

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I rated this as poor but everyone should dig for diamonds at least once in their life just to say you have done it! (Esp if you live in Arkansas) The ground was as hard as concrete! Everything I have read it says they plow daily.... I saw NO evidence of that! (PSA.. take something to sit on! Also sunscreen... More 

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Taylor, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this place and spending time with the kids. The ground was so hard you couldn't hardly dig in it. The website says they plow it daily but I know for a fact that land hadn't been plowed in weeks. Felt too much like working than enjoyment.

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this place years ago and finally made time to visit with my two teenagers. Although I visited their website before we made this trip, I wasn't sure what to expect. We arrived about 10:00 a.m. and the place was already bustling with prospectors searching for diamonds. I was amazed to see literally hundreds of people carrying their... More 

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Pollok, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids loved it, a great place for them to run, my wife and I did the digging. A nice relaxing day out.

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