Crater of Diamonds 001
Across the United States, state parks offer many varied experiences for thousands of visitors. In our travels through the south last week we found a unique state park outdoor adventure that you won’t find anywhere else. Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public. Visitors can search a 37 ½-acre field for diamonds. The field is the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater. The diamonds are some of the best quality diamonds in the world and it is “Finders Keepers” no matter the value. Over 30,000 diamonds have been found since the park opened with the largest being 16 carats. In just the last couple of months two young kids found diamonds worth over $60,000.