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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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Beautiful and unexpected

The Volcano Art Center fills the building that, historically, held the original Volcano House. Now, it's home to some absolutely gorgeous art created by local artists, featuring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alicia B
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Volcano Art Center fills the building that, historically, held the original Volcano House. Now, it's home to some absolutely gorgeous art created by local artists, featuring the volcano and the spirit of Pele. It was lovely to spend 15 minutes or so wandering through, admiring all the pieces. Just be careful: everything is very expensive, and they have a... More 

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las vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

this is just past the visitors center, in an unassuming looking cabin, don't make the mistake we made of thinking it wasn't anything worth checking out.... take a little time to pop in and have a look. Its full of beautiful artwork and crafts done by local artists. You just might find that one spectacular item that you cant live... More 

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Destin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Great. Tins of info about Pele. Bought several prints/lithographs of Hawaiian artists. Saved money with National Park membership. If you are in Hawai'i and miss this stop you will surely regret it. jNW

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a cool spot, and has some cool history as it was the old Volcano House. The art inside is impressive for sure but the prices are close to what you would find in a fancy art museum. Cool to look at but not practical for purchase. Nice to see some of the history represented.

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Thank Sarah C
Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Beautiful art every where we turned. I enjoyed the videos as well, very informative. A must see if your an art fanatic.

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Broussard, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was a real treat to see such beautiful pieces of work done by local artist. The pieces included incredible woodwork in beautiful woods and combinations of woods including marquetry done so beautifully it looked like it was a natural part of the wood.

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DFW, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I love glass and handcrafted things. This a beautiful historic building -- the Volcano House hotel in 1877 -- and is now an art gallery with beautiful things in all price ranges from local artists. Wonderful place for a lasting souvenir to remind us of our trip here.

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Knowlton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I love art so this was perfect... so many talented people...it was well divertified meaning many different kinds of arts.. would like to visit again...

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Beautiful but very expensive art, especially the kona wood objects. I would love to have one though.

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Keaau, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Xmas is my favorite time to see this Gallery, they set up a special room for wreaths, ornaments and handmade gifts. You can look, you don't have to buy. However, I have bought the volcano lava lake print of D. Varez for my wall, which was affordable. Friendly art staff, great art work, see a slice of Hawaii Art. Next... More 

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