There’s nothing better than experiencing something fun and unique that you’d never expect to enjoy – such a digging for diamonds! Never thought to do that? Continue reading! Located in the heart of Arkansas, Crater of Diamonds State Park is certainly a go-to for locals and travelers passing through the state. Don’t be alarmed if you haven’t heard of Crater of Diamonds State Park – most people haven’t. However, once you know about it, you’ll be counting down the days until you get to experience one of nature’s wonders.

Visiting Crater of Diamonds

When you visit Crater of Diamonds, you’ll be experiencing a one-of-a-kind adventure to go…diamond hunting! Guests have access to over 37 1/2 acres of eroded surface in the world’s eighth largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. The best thing about diamond hunting at Crater of Diamonds – If you find a diamond, it is yours to keep.

Digging for Diamonds

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When you first get to Crater of Diamonds State Park, head to the visitor center to view all of the diamonds in the rough and learn the reasons behind why they are located at this particular place in Arkansas. Once you’ve done that, stop in the Diamond Discovery Center to check out the exhibits and videos that will provide the information you’ll need to search for and identify rough diamonds. You’ll also  have the choice to rent mining tools at the Discovery Center.

Colorful Diamonds to Find

Types of Diamonds

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While most people will look for clear diamonds, they may not know that diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow! The colors you’ll be able to find at the Crater of Diamonds are white, brown and yellow. Garnet, jasper, amethyst, agate, and quartz, among other rocks and minerals, are also possible to be found at the Crater of Diamonds, making the park a paradise for any major rock fans…literally!

Camping at Crater of Diamonds

Crater of Diamonds Pool

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Crater of Diamonds State Park is a perfect spot to camp out! The park offers 47 Class AAA campsites and five walk-in tent sites with free Wi-Fi, an enclosed pavilion with air-conditioning and heating, picnic sites, restaurant, gift shop, trails, laundry, and the Diamond Springs Water Park, a pool, and so much more. If you’re planning a trip out to Arkansas to visit the Crater of Diamonds State Park, be sure to visit their website for additional information! We guarantee you haven’t seen anything quite like this place before.

If you have visited the park, tell us about your experience in the comments! Did you find any diamonds? Will you visit the park again in the future?