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Kilauea

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Volcanos, National Parks
Activities: Group tours/helicopter tour, Hiking
Owner description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and walls from zero to 120... more » Owner description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and walls from zero to 120 meters high. « less
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215 reviews 215 reviews
91 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed near the VNP and got up very early in the morning to go to Jagger Musuem to the current lava fissures. The pictures came out great as you can see the lava glowing and the wonderful sky above. Take a flashlight to get out to the viewing area cause it is really dark.

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Dacula, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It's amazing how close you get to the smoldering Haleama'uma'u crater and the Kilauea caldera. Much of the crater rim drive is currently closed due to increased activity and sulfuric fumes coming from the crater.

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We did the Kilauea crater walk today -- around the crater rim then down into the crater and across the lava field and up and then on to the Thurston Lava tubes where you can walk through a large tube and then return along the crater rim to the start point. It is about 4.5 miles in all. This is... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It wasn't the Volcano National Park's fault. Kilauea just wasn't very active when we visited. All you could see was a cloud of gas rising up a few miles away. If you check the Park's website, you can find a link to the live webcam at Jagger Point museum. It will show you what you can see. At night, you... More

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Two different experiences. By day you can see the immense scope and power of volcanos by touring the immense lava flow fields and by night a spectacular view of a glowing volcano.

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Amherst, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you're going to Hawaii try to make time to visit Kilauea State Park. For the most dramatic views night time is the best but night or day is sure to please. It can be a little tricky walking on the rough terrain so decent shoes are in order, a walking stick can be helpful.

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Olympia, Washington
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The crater glow, especially from the Jagger Museum, is awesome. Sometimes, Pele appears in the cloud.

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Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

You cannot go to the Island without making the drive to Kilauea State Park. We were staying in Kailua-Kona so the drive to the park took quite a while along a very narrow winding road. Give yourself enough time for the drive and to site see. If you stay in Hilo area the drive would be much shorter. When you... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Volcanoes built the Hawaiian Island chain. Theoretically the Big Island (Hawaii) is the site of the tallest mountain on earth (Mauna Kea) if you count its underwater depth. Off in the distance one can see and visit Mauna Loa, another extinct volcano. The park is focused around Kilauea which is still active. The Jaggar Museum contains exhibits essential to understanding... More

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Bend, Oregon
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44 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is one thing to see Kilauea during the day, but it is entirely different. Wow to see the glow at night is surreal. You must try if you can.

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