Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfreesboro, AR

Where are we going?

Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Rd
AR 71958

870 285-3113

What is there to do?

Diamonds are a family's best friend at the Crater of Diamonds State Park! This amazing geological wonder in Arkansas is the ONLY diamond-producing mine that is open to the public - in the entire world! So it really is a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family! You could say it's a ..."gem" Ha!

At Crater of Diamonds State Park you can experience a real adventure actually hunting for real diamonds! There is a ploughed field over 37 acres which is actually the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater. 100 million years ago this actually brought diamonds to the surface, as well as the semi-precious stones that those lucky visitors still find today!

Did you know that diamonds aren't always white? Nope! They come in all the colors of the rainbow, but the ones that you can find at this beautiful state park are brown, yellow and white.

Along with the diamonds, there are over 40 other types of rocks and minerals that can be found here. These include garnet, calcite, barite, amethyst and hematite. It's an incredible place, and it's been a state park entertaining families just like yours since 1972.

There are lots of historical remnants of the old mining ventures which can be seen within the park, including the Guard House and the Mine Shaft Building, as well as some smaller artifacts. It's the best preserved area in the country revolving around the history of diamond mines.

As well as the area to search for these diamonds, there are hundreds of acres of amazing forest to explore. And yes - it's finders keepers for those gems at the Crater of Diamonds State Park!

Good luck! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8 for diamond search

Children: $5 for diamonds search (ages 6 - 12)

Discount: Group discounts

Free Under: 5 years and under.


Need a little extra help?

If you have any disabilities, just give the park a call before you arrive to discuss any needs you may have.


When can we go?

8am - 5pm, but closes 8pm May to August.

Open all year round.


Any top tips?

In the park there is also a water park ($4/$6 entry), and an chance to rent equipment and tools to help you dig.

I’m Hungry!

There are drinks and snacks available in the gift shop, but feel free to bring your own!

Healthy Eating

You can get water from the gift shop - make sure you stay hydrated! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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