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Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958-8947
Phone Number: 870-285-3113

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

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Everyone needs to try this once but if you aren't into rocks you may not need to allow a long visit. They do have items you can rent to dig and screen with but don't forget your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joyce H
Grove, Oklahoma
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

hard to find its a matter of luck. i was told you had to dig deep to find any. rental of equipment was fair price. plan on leaving a deposit. i would also recommend renting a wagon. it is hot and lots of sun take and drink lots of water. it's a long walk back ti bathrooms.

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Grove, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone needs to try this once but if you aren't into rocks you may not need to allow a long visit. They do have items you can rent to dig and screen with but don't forget your gloves and kneepads.

Thank Joyce H
Camdenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First day out to the diamond mine at the crater. It was after the rain from Monday. Wet and a little muddy. Overcast which help to be cooler! Lots of nice people out looking for diamonds! So many pretty rocks, stones and gems!

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Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a couple hours looking for diamonds. Although we didnt find any, we did find a nice little amethyst that added to the fun. Would highly recommend but be aware of the heat, it sneaks up on you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my son here to hunt for diamonds. No luck this time. Bring plenty of water because it gets hot out there in the field and the only shade you get is what you bring with you. You can bring pretty much anything you want to look for diamonds (power tools excluded) and for $8 a person it's a bargain.... More 

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F'ville, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it is true that diamonds are found here! When we visited in May, we wore old clothes that we didn't mind getting dirty. We also wore our rain boots, which came in handy because the ground was (slushy) muddy. We spent about 2.5 hours here. Bring water because it is hot and the sun is beaming down on you.... More 

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Moss Point, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlights are a long walk to the mining area and ground as hard as a rock. Truthfully, not at all worth the effort, although there were plenty of people there. Consider that there were probably 400 people the day we went and there may be 2 or 3 small diamonds of only a few points size. Odds aren't good.... More 

Thank Jeffrey_Browning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my wife and four year old daughter diamond hunting at the Crater of Diamonds State Park. Let me say first that if you expect to find riches and beautiful stones, you will probably be disappointed. My daughter was sure she was going to find something. We did not. We did, however, have an absolute blast! One of... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fun and we had a good time digging. With that said... It got to 100 that day and my kids (unpaid labor) revolted! I was deposed and forced into exile. Exile ended up being a beautiful oasis. The splash pad/water park was refreshing! After my kids and I fought a pointless war of words, it was nice to... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no attraction quite like this one. It is located a few miles out of Murfreesboro in a state park. You enter through a large visitor center and gift shop complex where you purchase your tickets. You can also tour a neat exhibit about the history and background of the complex and a display about the lives of the... More 

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