Crater of Diamonds State Park
For the treasure hunter this is an exciting park and lots of fun
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Ever dream of finding a treasure? Here is your chance to find a diamond and keep it! This park is an eroded surface of a volcanic center, the eighth largest in the world and is open to the public to seek their fortune. When you come, be prepared with some old clothes, especially if it is muddy, since you need to get down in the dirt to hunt for the gems. You can rent some tools to aid you or bring your own equipment. After rains, it is often easier to spot the diamonds if they have turned up on the surface, but mud boots might be appropriate for that. People either dig in the overturned dirt, or walk the rows looking for the diamonds. There is an admission fee to the fields, but if you find a diamond, it is well worth it. When we were there, we didn't find a gem, but the admission provided us a lot of fun. Below is the visitor center where there are lots of displays and where you enter the fields. Below is the campsite area where we stayed. Great camping area! If you want to stay in a motel, check out the town of Murfreesboro nearby.
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