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.
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.