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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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Great family time!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Amber T
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Paragould, Arkansas
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Paragould, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank Amber T
Clarksville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank 19JILLYBEAN75
Taylor, Texas
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank mammatoole
Mississippi
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Sehrscharf
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We weren't in the know, so the digging wasn't that fun. It was more fun at Coleman's which was hillier and had some nice tours/museum exhibits etc. All I could see was a vast expanse of dirt and lots of tired fortune hunters.

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Thank Elizabeth A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in Arkansas all of my life and just today made time two go to the Crater of Diamonds State Park. I have been to most of the state parks in this beautiful state and this one is just as great as the rest. I found some really cool stones and had a great time digging through the dirt... More 

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2 Thank Ira B
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This activity isn't for people without patience. I read Tripadvisor reviews on everything and some how didn't read one for this. I saw this place on the Arkansas State Parks page while booking our camp site(Lake Ouachita SP) and thought it would be a fun activity for our family of 5 (3 kids - 12, 9 and 5). We had... More 

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4 Thank randolphclan
Seguin, Texas
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diamonds can be found here but we weren't that lucky. We did meet a young man that found a 1/2 carat white diamond. It was beautiful. I would recommend just getting close to the ground and looking with your own sharp eyes, no tools needed. It seems that's how most are found! Just a large plowed field, they said that... More 

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3 Thank CobiLuci
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids had a ball! Highly recommend. Bring your own digging supplies to save money and they have picnic tables if you want to stay all day pack a chest. We found nothing to brag about but an adventure of memories!

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