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Crater of Diamonds State Park

209 State Park Road

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.


Gary Edwards

Monday, July 16, 2018
Great place to visit. Nice stories behind some of the large diamond finds. Spent an entire day and didn’t find a thing. I think I’d have better luck playing the lottery. Nonetheless the kids had a great Time thinking they could find diamonds and strike it rich. Overall, not a bad place or experience. Hotel was a dive and that’s another story and review.

April Cole

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
So fun! Glad we stopped. Found a couple of pieces of quartz and some lava rocks! There is a sweet little water park to cool off after spending a day playing in the dirt! The deepest water is a little over 3 ft but there are fun, twisty slides and structures to climb on and interact with. We really enjoyed the entire day at the state park.

Brian Waggoner

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This park is fantastic. Beautiful campground with excellent, large suites. Tall pine trees surround camping pads with paved pull in parking, concrete and packed gravel tent and table area. Diamond mine is cool and the pool is a huge bonus. We camped with our 13 year old daughter and 12 year old son and we all loved it.

Jenni Polivka

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Fun place to look for diamonds. Tools are available for rent to look for diamonds and there are employees that give tutorials. It was hot but that’s not surprising. We took our kids and it was fun for them, too. We only searched for about 2 hours, and that was plenty. Some people are there all day, though!

Katrina Langham

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Listen: it's fun. I had a cigarette in the middle of a dead volcano. Did I find anything that could pay for my kids' college? No. I mean seriously the volcano blew itself to smithereens a zillion years ago, so you're basically digging up rows of regularly tilled dirt - but they don't hide the fact that that's what you're going to do. I had a great time. Found some topaz, made memories. I'd go again if my kids were as into playing in the dirt as I am, but I guess someone has to be the adult. Highly recommend the experience!

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