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Crater of Diamonds State Park

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The only place in the world where you can dig for diamonds for a small fee and keep what you find. Some of the more notable diamonds found include: the 40.23-carat "Uncle Sam"--the largest diamond ever unearthed in the United States, the 15.33-carat "Star of Arkansas," and the 4.25-carat "Kahn Canary" diamond, worn by Hillary Clinton for two presidential and two gubernatorial inaugurals. The 3.03-carat "Strawn-Wagner Diamond" was cut to a 1.09-carat gem graded D-flawless 0/0/0, the highest grade a diamond can achieve, by the American Gem Society. Diamond Discovery Center offers an introduction to diamond hunting, equipment rentals, exhibit gallery. Diamond Springs is a mining-themed aquatic playground; camping, picnic sites, trails, wildlife observation blind, gift shop, restaurant.

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James "Caleb" Howell, 209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro, AR  71958

Crater of Diamonds State Park (G-3)

  • Campsites:

    36 RV/Tent with W/E/S; 11 RV with W/E/S; 5 Walk-in Tent
  • Location:

    From North Washington Ave. in downtown Murfreesboro, go 2 miles southeast on Hwy. 301. (Murfreesboro, AR 71958)
  • Attractions:

    Crater of Diamonds offers a one-of-a-kind park experience: the chance to find and keep real diamonds and other gems. A gem-hunting admission fee is charged. Mining tools can be rented or purchased at the Diamond Discovery Center. Park staff provide free identification and certification of diamonds.
  • Facilities:

    Visitor Center with exhibits, Diamond Discovery Center with exhibits, interpretive programs, cafe (open seasonally), picnic sites, bathhouse with restrooms, hot showers, dump station, enclosed pavilion with air-conditioning, laundry, hiking trails, amphitheater, playground, wildlife observation blind. Diamond Springs aquatic playground is open seasonally.

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