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The end of the road

Do yourself a favor and make sure drive to Kipoho and follow the ocean road to Kalapana and then park and walk out on the lava to the ocean. This drive is one of 2 of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Do yourself a favor and make sure drive to Kipoho and follow the ocean road to Kalapana and then park and walk out on the lava to the ocean. This drive is one of 2 of the most beautiful, scenic drives you will experience on the BI; the other being the road down to Kealakekua Bay. Hopefully there are two... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the walk to the black sand beach at Kalapana. The waves were absolutely incredible to watch. We did not find the area that is seen in the pictures where you can walk across the lava to see the abandoned neighborhood.

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Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We enjoyed our stop here. It was pretty cool to see the steam caused by hot lava hitting the cool ocean, but we didn't get very close. It was quite a hike and after walking on the lava field for awhile, I got a little freaked out...the way it makes your shoes very hot and the sounds it would make.... More 

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BOULDER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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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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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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