A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
KLAPPENBACH BAKERY Don't let the name fool you. There's a lot more to Klappenbach Bakery than pies, cookies, cupcakes and fresh-made bread. We stopped in for lunch and ordered the burger ($6.99), not expecting much. What came out of the kitchen wasn't just OK-for-a-bakery, it was great-for-a-burger-joint. The Angus beef was hand-patted and came in close to a third of a pound. It was well-seasoned and grilled, not over-done. The fixins — tomato, lettuce and pickles — were fresh as could be. Served with a side of homemade potato salad, it made for a near perfect lunch. For dessert, there's a selection of pies to choose from — caramel, lemon meringue, pecan, apple, chocolate and cherry. We chose the latter and were not disappointed. Added all up, it gets a little pricy (burgers, soft drinks and slices of pie for two will run you upwards of $27), but it's hard to complain about the quality. 108 W. 4th St., 870-352-7771. BL until 5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 3 p.m. Sat. CC. No alcohol.