Arrowhead was just one stop of many we made while we were there. We read the reviews well ahead of time, as we always do--amazing how beneficial these review sites turn out to be. Of all the places we went while we were in Arkansas, myself, my wife and our five children ALL wish we would have just gone back to Arrowhead each day we were there. I think this mine sets the bar pretty high. There are dozens and dozens of places we'd like to go to dig across the U.S. We only hope our experiences at other dig sites aren't paled by our experience at Arrowhead. I'll tell you what though--making Arrowhead your last stop in Arkansas is both a blessing and a curse: You'll wish you'd been able to spend more than just a day there, but if you dig anywhere else in the Mt. Ida area beforehand, you'll be glad you saved the best for last. Arrowhead is what defined our trip to Arkansas. We went home thoroughly happy, and sad we had to leave. *Tips: Bring plenty of water and snacks--you won't want to leave to get more once you get started there. *Bring toilet paper (I know, I know... But, hey, we're all adventurists, right?) *Bring plenty of canvas bags and/or buckets/containers. When you think you've got enough, throw a few more in. We filled two green canvas military duffle bags, two more smaller canvas buckets and three buckets. This was with the stuff that would FIT in a bag or bucket--there were things I brought home that I had to just lay in the back of the van. *DON'T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!! *There are plenty of tree lines around to take refuge from the sun--you can even pick through the piles of tailings while you're resting.