The kids were VERY excited for this trip. It was a 5 hour drive to dig for the ‘hope’ of discovering a diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.
The kids loved it for about an hour, and then they were ready to head to the water park (on location). I wouldn’t encourage anyone with kids under 10 to take this trip and expect the kids to ‘want to dig dirt all day’. It was ‘fun and interesting’ for the adults, but (once again) after an hour or two, we were ready to call it quits. We did keep some interesting quartz and other types of rock we found, but no diamonds 🙂
The campground and water park made up for the lack of fun digging and we had an enjoyable trip overall.