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Kalapana

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Flemington, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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159 reviews 159 reviews
137 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

There is a sign stopping visitors from visiting except from 3 pm - 9 pm. People did go around it, but if you can, try to go during that time since that is the appropriate time. If you walk out on it be careful, lava can cave in. It is awesome though seeing the houses in the middle of the... More

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Kalapana, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My husband and I enjoy sharing our knowledge with visitors. He is. Geology instructor and can explain the lava flows from a scientific point of view. The fresh lava flow is inaccessible right now as it is flowing through a forest but at night visitors may be able to see the beautiful red glow. We can't stress enough how important... More

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Seattle
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36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

we couldn't believe our eyes when we followed a trail to take us to the lava flow viewing area (no new recent active flows right now) and were just stunned to see houses that people live in surrounded by lava. it's an unbelievable sight. The day before we had been on the chain of craters road that ended on the... More

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Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you want to get away from it all yet see nature AT ITS BEST THIS ANOTHER MUSTT SEE.Lava flows,nature the sight of destruction and reconsruction.The people and community is outstanding

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Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you want to get away from it all yet see nature AT ITS BEST THIS ANOTHER MUSTT SEE.Lava flows,nature the sight of destruction and reconsruction.The people and community is outstanding

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