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Volcano Art Center

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Address: Hwy. 11, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: 808-967-7565
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Much visit learned a lot how the history's of king and queen lava picture are amazing friendly guide explained a lot about the history of the place. Great store cleanliness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sun City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Much visit learned a lot how the history's of king and queen lava picture are amazing friendly guide explained a lot about the history of the place. Great store cleanliness friendly

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Waimea
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Art Center is just a short walk from the Volcanoes Visitor Center. Work by local artists is featured...some unusual, some very interesting. This is worth a short visit.

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The art center building itself is worth a visit. It's a remodeled building that was almost used by firefighters as a training exercise. The art inside is nicely displayed in many small rooms.

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Ithaca, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved the setting and the staff but there was little I could afford. They offer classes in many crafts and classes at 11 am on Fridays are interesting, free and all materials are provided. The park entrance fee applies unless you have a National Parks pass or pay a one time fee for a Senior Pass

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is just a matter of personal taste in art. The saleswoman was VERY helpful and gave us an education on folklore surrounding lava. According to her, natives believe NO lava (or ANYTHING, for that matter) is supposed to be removed from the island. Hmm, it's not like there isn't a surplus.🌋

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Bloomingdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very informative and great material to view and really appreciate. Take the time to go thru it's amazing.

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Eugene, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Two tips for this gem that is chock full of great Hawaiian art and photography. First, visit this gallery next to the Visitors Center inside the park, even if its only for 15 minutes (dare you to limit your time there to that!). Second, visit the Art Centers office in Volcano Village and take a tour through the native forest... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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210 reviews 210 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There were many rooms of wonderful art and jewelry in this building plus a cultural demonstration on the porch. You will need some time to go through and see all. Still worth the time especially on a rainy day.

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Strasburg, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There was a large native sailing vessel carved and assembled from local woods. It was striking. A beautiful $1,800 piece. Pele art was all over. A favorite was the hot glass volcano works by Daniel Moe. Beautiful flowing work from study hikes through the lava fields.

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South Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Looking for a unique and special way to remember your trip to Volcano? Or do you just want to come see how the area has inspired local artist? Whether you are shopping or browsing this gallery has high quality work in a diverse number of styles and media from blown glass sculptures to artist books, paintings, drawings and prints. A... More 

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