Crater of Diamonds State Park
Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy.
Here you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventure hunting for real diamonds. You'll search over a 37 1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100 million years ago brought to the surface the diamonds and some of the semi-precious stones lucky visitors find here today.
It was a good experience for me to dig up dirt to find diamonds. But go with people who will also enjoy it. Better get your own tools, than paying the similar or more for renting. Put lots of sunscreen and circular rim cap and take along water with electrolytes. It would be fun with kids too, just pump them it's a treasure hunt.
Loved this place! We will be back for another great family adventure! Love the camping area and the pool as well....nice areas to relax and cool off.
It was exciting for a little while. (We expected we would be tired in an hour or two.) So basically you walk through a building to enter the park and walk down to the dirt field and dig. That's it. I wouldn't recommend for families that have children under the age of 8. (Due to lack of A/C or heating and the conditions of the weather.) This is definitely a cool spot to visit.
Nice campground. Clean, spacious sites in the woods with level asphalt pads, table, fire ring and lantern hanger. Enjoyed the hiking/biking trail next to the river.
Cheryl A Coleman
I love this place it’s great fun for kids and adults. Where else can you have fun for a reasonable price and have a chance to get rich or have a beautiful diamond to keep for yourself
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