The Best Place to Find Diamonds in the US

white bucket, shovel, sifting screens, along with book and DVD - all used for diamond miningWhile optimists and amateur prospectors enjoy immersing themselves in the mining experience offered at Crater of Diamonds State Park, we have sweetened the search. The first guest who finds a diamond will get their room night free of charge.

With an average of one diamond a day found at this state park, it seems about time for one of our guests to strike it rich. So, we’ve issued a challenge: Our first guest to find a diamond will win a free night at Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast!

The state park is a big draw for guests of the inn and we felt the time was right to join forces with this destination attraction in Arkansas. Everyone wants a getaway that’s an experience, and this is the only place in the country where people can experience mining for diamonds.

In September, one park visitor from Arkansas discovered a 9.07 carat diamond. It’s not as impressive as the 40.23 carat diamond unearthed in a mining operation in 1924, or the largest found by a park visitor in 1975, which was a 16.37 carat white diamond. However, it’s certainly notable and shows the potential finds on the park’s 37.5-acre diamond search area, which is the eroded surface of an ancient, diamond-bearing volcanic crater.  (Park staff plow the area periodically to loosen the soil and encourage the erosion process, so new finds are reported almost daily.)

If someone is having a lucky day, then we think the fun should continue and they deserve a lucky night as well.   To assist guests with the park experience, we have created a 2-night Diamond Mining Package, which includes park admission for 2, the use of mining tools and borrowing the book or DVD version of “Genuine Diamonds Found in Arkansas.”  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the park is unable to rent tools at this time, so we’ve got you covered!

In order to claim the prize, guests must already be booked at the Inn, which is located 45 minutes from the park, and bring dated proof of their discovery back to the innkeeper. Winner agrees to allow Tiffany’s an option to use photos of the find and winner in future promotional campaigns.

Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast is a lovely log-cabin bed and breakfast, beautifully situated on 60 acres in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in Bismarck, AR, and was named the most charming small-town B&B in Arkansas by Reader’s Digest. All rooms feature luxury bedding, private baths (2 with jetted tubs), and gourmet breakfasts. They are located just 14 miles from Hot Springs, and 5 miles from DeGray Lake. Reservations can be made at or call directly at 501-865-6060.

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