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Crater of Diamonds State Park

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Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958-8947
Phone Number: +1 870-285-3113
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The only diamond mine in North America open to the public.

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We knew not to expect to find a diamond so we were there to just poke around and have fun. We forgot our digging tools at home, but we knew they rented tools. It had just rained... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rowlett, Tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We knew not to expect to find a diamond so we were there to just poke around and have fun. We forgot our digging tools at home, but we knew they rented tools. It had just rained and it basically is a huge mud pit. I asked about tool rentals. $45 with a $10 return if you bring your equipment... More 

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Perry, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you plan on going to look for diamonds just know on average only one tiny diamond is found a day. Having said that it's still a fun trip for the family. The state park itself is very well maintained. If you're coming from any distance and require a hotel room plan on driving for an hour give or take.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Saturday weather was fantastic and so were the crowds!! A lot of visitors have done this before and came equipped with all of the needed supplies. Not to worry however they have rental equipment be sure to bring extra cash for this. Quite the scene with acres of plowed and hilled.. Areas waiting to be explored in... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for 2 days. Had a great time digging in the dirt. Found a lot of Jasper but we thought no Diamonds. Part of our party took some dirt home and found a very small Chocolate Diamond. This is great fun for all ages just wear your old clothes.

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a fun camping trip. We met friends and had a great weekend, but didn't get rich. Our group didn't find any diamonds, but some were found that day by others. Take plenty of water and snacks. It can get hot. Talk to the other "miners." Its fun to see where they are all from.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bringing with you things like garden shovels, buckets, sunscreen, hats, waterproof gloves, clothes and waterproof shoes are a must. You will get wet and muddy. There is a spot to spray everything off so waterproof shoes are in order. Snacks and drinks are also a good idea if you are planning on staying awhile. Pick a spot among the many... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were SO excited to do this - In fact, it is the reason we planned a 4 day trip over the holiday. My husband researched this and we came Very prepared and were thrilled that we had Perfect digging conditions - it had recently rained and it was sunny this day... Our family of 4 spent 4 hours digging... More 

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Thank elm7501
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family vacation spot. Inexpensive and educational. Great for all ages. Gets really muddy when it rains so be prepared.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for an afternoon of rock hunting. So exciting to be able to actually hunt for real diamonds. Did not find any but, what fun it was trying. I would be here all the time if I lived closer. Who could resist this hunt?

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Thank camp w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy digging in the dirt and the hunt more than the find, this place is for you! Very nice staff and an all around good day of fun and dirt!

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