Information Center / Gift Shop
Begin your visit at the park visitor center. Here you will be able to view diamonds in the rough and explore our interactive exhibits that explain why diamonds are present here at Arkansas’s diamond site. Then, pass through the Diamond Discovery Center on your way to prospect in the diamond search area. Here, exhibits, interpretive programs, and a video show you the various ways to search for diamonds and identify rough diamonds as you prospect. The search area is open daily throughout the year, except for Thanksgiving Day, the last half of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Pets are allowed in all facilities, with the exception of the park gift shop, Diamond Springs Water Park, and Kimberlite Cafe', as long as they remain on a leash under the owner's control at all times.
The Crater of Diamonds gift shop offers a wide selection of items for sale including souvenir caps, T-shirts, mugs, pins, patches, and spoons. You'll also find an assortment of gem and mineral field guides, diamond-hunting tools, cut and polished rocks and minerals, and novelty items. Drinks and snacks are available in the gift shop. Bagged ice and bundles of firewood are available for purchase.