Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro

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Crater of Diamonds State Park is a 911-acre (369 ha) Arkansas state park in Pike County, Arkansas, in the United States. The park features a 37.5-acre (15.2 ha) plowed field, the world's only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public. Diamonds have continuously been discovered in the field since 1906, including the Strawn-Wagner Diamond. The site became a state park in 1972 after the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism purchased the site from the Arkansas Diamond Company and Ozark Diamond Mines Corporation, who had operated the site as a tourist attraction previously.
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  • Have teen boys, thought this would be fun to get them out of the house. Cheap tickets and rental tools! If there is a chance of rain, wear rubber boots! It gets muddy very quickly and the mud...  more »
  • I'm not going to lie. You will get dirty! We stayed all day, took a five gallon bucket of gravel cores home to dry out and sort and we had a great day outside, working together. No complaints. I.....  more »
  • We enjoyed the day at Crater of Diamonds but it was rainy and the ground was hard from where they had plowed. Plowing is supposed to be a good thing but not this time. Ground was hard and a lot of...  more »
  • Fun day digging for diamonds... recommend bringing some kind of cover, this place is like the surface of the sun, it was 98° mid September... we used a 10 x 10 canopy and then attached a tarp on the side that we moved with the sun. You can take your own digging equipment or rent some there... remember whatever you take must be taken in by hand and hauled back out again.
  • Such a fun activity to do with friends and family and you never know you might find a real diamond. The facility is well maintained, there are people to guide you and identify the stones you collected. The field is pretty big and you can rent the equipments to dig and clean your treasure. Overall it was a good experience for $10 fee. Must have experience
  • Very fun place to go. Don't really get high hopes of finding anything though. Also I would google and watch some videos of you never have looked for gems before. I would also recommend bringing your own full sized shovel and 3-4 5 gallon buckets with you along with some good gloves. There is very little shade here so be ready to bake in the sun. Bring plenty of snakes and water.
  • This is a fun place to spend some family time. Not only can you dig for diamonds but after a hot day exploring for diamonds you can take a dip in a cool swimming pool. The only issue I have is they do not plow the diamond field very often.
  • So much fun! It was a great family get away. We stayed at the Murfreesboro RV park. They gave us lessons on how to diamond hunt and provided us with equipment. Then they helped us look through our "centers" If you rent equipment at the park, they will also give classes on how to screen your dirt to find diamonds. There are other semi precious stones to be found at the park also. Don't hesitate, just GO! You will have a great time!

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