Arkansas is not just a diamond in the rough, it’s a place where you can find actual rough diamonds - and keep them. Crater of Diamonds State Park, located in Murfreesboro, is the world’s only diamond mine that is open to the public. Visitors plop down $7 for admission to prospect the 37.5 acre site, where “finder’s keepers” is the law of the land. The park also lures fishermen to drop a line in the Little Missouri River in hopes of pulling out largemouth bass, catfish and bream. Arkansas calls itself “the Natural State,” and with caves, caverns, lakes, rivers parks galore, visitors naturally agree. Arkansas has 52 parks, 7 National Park Service sites and 3 national forests that swath the land with nearly 3 million acres of unspoiled beauty. The state prides itself on its iconic dining spots, including Doe’s Eat Place in Little Rock, where the gargantuan steaks and home-cooked tamales drew Rolling Stone magazine to utilize it as the setting for interviewing Bill Clinton during his 1992 presidential campaign. Little Rock’s University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is one of the Arkansas’ major academic medical facilities, with 5 colleges, a graduate school and 8 Area Health Education Centers. It’s been consistently touted as one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.