What do you hope to do if you visit a state park? For one young girl who's from a town right across the Missouri border, the reality was likely better than even your wildest dreams as she found a huge diamond that nearly broke a record.

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I saw CNN share the story of a young 7-year-old girl named Aspen Brown. She's from Paragould, Arkansas which is right across the border from Missouri. The news was shared on a press release by Arkansas State Parks that declared she was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in southern Arkansas when she found a 2.95 carat golden brown diamond.

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Crater of Diamonds State Park is located in Murfreesboro, Arkansas and yes, you can definitely dig for diamonds there. This is the part of Arkansas that was originally a very volcanic region. It's actually a very doable road trip as admission cost is only $13 for adults and $6 for kids. Doing the math on what a nearly 3 carat diamond is worth, Aspen Brown's family more than made their money back off that admission price. Wow.

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