A Diamond on the Square - Home of America's Only Public Diamond Mine and Lake Greeson

Murfreesboro Arkansas Chamber

Things to do in and near Murfreesboro, AR

There are lots of things to do while you are staying here in Murfreesboro. 
Take the opportunity to make a number of day trips while you are here or spend the day shopping.

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The number one draw to the Murfreesboro area is the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

The Visitor Center is Open all Year:

The Diamond Mine  is open - Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

With the following exceptions: May 27 - August 13 Sun. - Sat. 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Aug 14 - Sept 3 Fri. 7 Sat. 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fees to search for Diamonds:

Ages 13 & up: $8

Children (ages 6-12): $5

Children 5 and under: FREE

 

Diamond Springs Water Park

The water park is located at the Crater of Diamonds State Park The perfect place to take a break at the Crater of Diamonds is the park's mining-themed aquatic playground. Relax in the cool waters of this 4,166-square-foot wading pool featuring spray geysers, sprayers, water jets, animated waterspouts, cascades, two water slides, and waterfall hideaways. A spacious deck with pool furniture surrounds the pool. Open May 27 - August 13, 12 Noon - 6:00 pm.  Aug 13 - Sept. 5 Sat - Sun. & Labor Day 12 Noon - 6:00 pm

 

Lake Greeson

Lake Greeson was formed when the Narrows Dam was built on the Little Missouri River in 1950. The dam and lake were the result of the efforts of Martin White Greeson for whom the lake was renamed around 1976. Until that time the lake was known as Narrows Lake. Lake Greeson has great fishing for striped bass, black bass, crappie, bream, catfish, white bass and smallmouth bass. Lake Greeson is also stocked with northern pike and walleye. The Little Missouri River, above and below Lake Greeson, is stocked with rainbow trout.  The lake's deep cool waters and breezes bring relief to the city dwellers of the region in the summer and a winter refuge for northern snowbirds as well as the occasional glimpse of a bald eagle.

 

There are campsites, walking/hiking trails & rtv trails, playgrounds, swimming beaches, boat ramps, marinas, fishing docks, and boat slips.

 

Boat Rental

Boats are available to rent at SWAHA Lodge & Marina, Self Creek Lodge & Marina, Hawg Wild Water Toys, Kirby Landing Marina.

 

Fly Fishing

The Little Missouri River teams with rainbow trout much of the year with permanent and seasonal Catch & Release Areas. This provides excellent sport and quality fishing through the summer and fall!

 

In 1950, the completion of Narrows Dam created Lake Greeson and the cold-water trout fishery below it. Since 1970, Jeff Guerin has been fishing, and more recently, guiding and teaching fly fishers on the Little Missouri River.  For more information about Little Missouri Fly Fishing and other opportunities to participate in fly fishing on the Little Missouri River.

 

Diamonds in the Hole

18 Hole Miniature Golf in Murfreesboro, next to the Queen of Diamonds Inn. Beautiful landscaped course with large waterfall at the back of the course.   Cost for one round is $8.00 per person.
Located at 316 N. Washington.

 

 

Come into the Dino Dig for fun, for the whole family. Enjoy sitting in a climate controlled area while watching the kids dig for treasure among dinosaurs and bones.  Our dinosaurs are very vain and love their picture taken - especially with kids.

Young and old alike can dig all day for only $8.00.  Keep all the treasures you find in a bag, given you upon entering.  Also enjoy our gift shop for fun and unique gifts and souvenirs for those not fortunate enough to come to the dig!  Open 7 days a week 1124North Washington 870-285-3466


Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village

Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village is located 1-1/2 miles west of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, just follow the large signs.

 

Shopping

Murfreesboro has a wide variety of shops available for your shopping pleasure from fine jewelry, to flowers, local art, to clothing, antiques, and diamonds. Check out our local businesses and shops around the square and around town.

 

Canoing down the Caddo & Little Missouri River

Just a short drive down the road to Glenwood take a canoe or kayak trip down the Caddo River.  This river is ideal for all levels of experience.  Easy enough for the novice with enough rapids to keep things exciting.  One thing different on this river are the hot springs feeding into the river along the way.  Check out Caddo Camping & Canoe Rental, Lucky's Canoe & Kayak, Arrowhead Cabin & Canoe. Rowdy Adventures.

 

Golf

Ok, so you have shopped until you dropped, dug for diamonds, went to the lake, dug for arrowheads at KaDoHa and now it is time for a day on the links.  There are a number of  golf courses within an easy drive of Murfreesboro.

Glenwood Country Club, this is an 18 hole course that is open to the public. Glenwood, AR

Nashville Country Club this is a private 18 hole course open to anyone living more than 25 miles from Nashville. 870-845-9992

Paradise South Golf Course, this is a 9 hole course that is open to the public. Caddo Gap, AR 870-782-4609

Caddo Creek Golf Club, this is a 9 hole course that is open to the public. Bismark, AR

DeGray Lake Golf Course. this is an 18 hole golf course open to the public. Bismark, AR

Millwood Landing Golf Course this is an 18 hole course open to the public Ashdown, AR

 

Crystal Digging

You also might want to try your luck at crystal digging.  There are several locations in the central/south central area of Arkansas.  Learn about rockhounding in Arkansas, Sweet Surrender Crystals, Blue Moon Crystals, Dixie Crystal Co., Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, Jim Colman Crystals, Crystal Seen, Fiddler's Ridge Rock Shop, Real Earth Creations, for more information contact the Mt Ida Chamber.

 

Historic Washington State Park

This lovely restored town was the State Capital of Arkansas during the Civil War. This 19th century town was the home of the Bowie knife and offers tours of a large number of historic buildings. A short 30 minute drive will take you to the heart of town.

 

Recreation Areas/Hiking Trails

Lake Greeson Walking, Nature & Cycle Trails Two trails along the shores of Lake Greeson are the Cinnabar Trail near Parker Creek Recreation Area and Bear Creek Cycle Trail that begins at Daisy State Park and travels to the Laurel Creek Recreation Area.  .

 

Albert Pike Recreation Area Day use only until further notice. Natural pool in Little Missouri River, swimming, fishing, mountain biking and hiking trails. 20 picnic sites. Day-use season mid-Mar.-Oct. 15. Click here for additional information.

 

Little Missouri Falls Cascading waterfalls, day-use picnic area, hiking trail, overlook area, swimming, grills

 

Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson.  Fishing, Camping, boating, hiking, swimming, waterskiing, and scuba diving, to in-season hunting on timber company and U.S. Forest Service lands. (No hunting in state parks.) Brochure

 

Hiking/Biking/Kayaking Trails Plug in the type of trail you are looking for, lace up your boots and get moving.  Here is additional information.  www.hikearkansas.com, www.backpacker.com/

 

Birthplace of Former President Bill Clinton

Visit the location and home that President Bill Clinton always thought of as home, located in Hope, Arkansas.

 

Festivals

Jonquil Festival - Old Washington State Park March 18-20, 2016

 

Nashville - Peach Blossom Festival - May, 2016

 

Diamonds in the Fall Festival Murfreesboro - October 29, 2016

 

Delight Music Festival - September 24, 2016

 

Farmers Markets

Howard County Farmers Market - 110 S. Washington Nashville, AR - Fridays - May - October 7:00 - 11:00 am

 

Hempstead County Farmers Market Washington AR -Behind City Hall - Saturdays 7:00 am - Noon

 

Hempstead County Farmers Market 3rd & Elm, Hope - Tuesdays 7:00 - 11:00 am

 

 

 

Murfreesboro Arkansas Chamber of Commerce

P.O Box 166

Murfreesboro, AR 71958

870-285-3131

Email: murfreesboroar.chamber@gmail.com

 

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The number one draw to the Murfreesboro area is the Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Lake Greeson was formed when the Narrows Dam was built on the Little Missouri River in 1950. The dam and lake were the result of the efforts of Martin White Greeson for whom the lake was renamed around 1976. Until that time the lake was known as Narrows Lake. Lake Greeson has great fishing for striped bass, black bass, crappie, bream, catfish, white bass and smallmouth bass. Lake Greeson is also stocked with northern pike and walleye. The Little Missouri River, above and below Lake Greeson, is stocked with rainbow trout.  The lake's deep cool waters and breezes bring relief to the city dwellers of the region in the summer and a winter refuge for northern snowbirds as well as the occasional glimpse of a bald eagle.

Fly Fishing

Murfreesboro 
Arkansas Chamber

Things to do in and near Murfreesboro

There are lots of things to do while you are staying here in Murfreesboro. 
Take the opportunity to make a number of day trips while you are here or spend the day shopping.