Most People Don’t Know Arkansas’s Most Unique Attraction Is Actually A Volcanic Crater
Arkansas doesn’t have any active volcanoes, but you may be surprised about the location of the volcanic crater hiding in the Natural State. You know Arkansas has the only open-to-the-public diamond mine in the world, right? And that a lucky teenager recently found a huge diamond there? Well, you’ll be interested to know that there’s something even more impressive about Crater of Diamonds State Park than the shiny gems you can find there. What you’re actually doing when you mine at Crater of Diamonds State Park is digging into the remains of an ancient volcano.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
For more wonders of the world located in Arkansas, click here. To find a bucket list you’ll need if you plan on being an Arkansan, check out this one.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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