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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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$197*
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Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park from Oahu

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Local Puna happening

At the end of the highway on the Puna side of the lave flows there is a place called Uncle Robert's. On Wednesday nights it has become the place to go. It is a combination of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
John F
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Vancouver, Canada
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BOULDER
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I went not expecting anything, indeed I was just exploring that side of the island after a late dip on the king's bath? I didn't have a flash light , only my cell. I changed my wet clothes in the portable bathroom, at the parking lot and walked to see the lava flow. It was dark, beautiful sky! There were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

At the end of the highway on the Puna side of the lave flows there is a place called Uncle Robert's. On Wednesday nights it has become the place to go. It is a combination of food, local crafts and wonderful local music. People flock to the place and access and parking can be problematic as it is, literally, at... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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66 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Wanna experience the strength of nature? Drive the chain of crater road right to the end and check out, how the lava flows of volcano Kilauea just overran the whole street. In my opinion absolutely breathtaking like the rest of Hawaii Volcano national park!

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were told (perhaps misinformed) that we could view lava flows from here and that it's really cool how the lava flowed over the road. Sadly, we didn't really see anything. It's a quirky end of the road bar and party area. There's a beach walk and they have good ice cream/sorbet. Maybe we'd have fared better if we'd have... More 

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Quebec
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This area is pretty quiet now, only disturbed by the wind and the sea. The walk to the black sand reef is smooth, marked and safe. It no longer have the thin glass like crust that newer lava flows have and that is dangerous if you fall into it (it sliced one of my finger skin open on a recent... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was really interesting to see all the different ways lava hardens. You drive thru the park, you can stop and get out along the way. Really cool! We drove around and later parked and checked out everything. Would recommend! Something to see.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We drove here after the tide pools. The drive is very scenic. Kalapana is a tiny little place with a couple options for food and beverage. There is an open air area with multiple stands and a bar. The bar had a sign that said "be back in 5" . The lady at the food stand across from it said... More 

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Eldridge, Iowa
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is definitely worth the drive to see the dried lava and walk out to the New Black Sand Beach to the ocean. It is not far and is a great place to walk out on the dried lava and take photos of the ocean, black sand beach and dried lava. Very scenic. There is a small store at the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wonderful place to see the sites. Nice hiking trail, a must to do while at the park. Take a drive thru the park and see the vast land of lava and rocks. There is no other place like this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We saw this from the helicopter and it was amazing the couple of houses that are still there. We're happy we got to see this by helicopter. Not sure if it's a must see.

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