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Kilauea

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Colorado Springs
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nothing else like it. To be able to get so close to an active volcano, and see all the other features of the park is a once in a lifetime experience. If you get the chance you have to see it. Stay for the night glow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to see the display of God's amazing creation!! What an incredible experience to walk through a volcanic crater!

Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A must see, no active lava but you still get the feeling of awe looking across the crater. From Kailua take saddle road to Hilo and loop around to see the entire island.

Tacoma, Washington
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216 reviews 216 reviews
68 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing place! Really makes you think about the amazing planet we live on and how powerful it can be! Must see if you are on the big island!

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

Had a great time going with the family. A must see. Really amazing. Saw the burning lava from the cruise ship.

Pune
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Well, nothing was going despite all the talk of recent activity! We were eagerly expecting lots of fire and sound. There was only a plume of smoke for the 2 hours we were there.

Chesterfield, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

LOVED the experience .. walking across the cauldron of a dormant volcano, seeing steam vents explode, being awed by the explosive glow , and flames, of the active volcano, walking to the end of the road that lava flowed over, walking through lava tubes, and hiking many other unique areas. Wasn't planning on going but so glad we did! This... More

Cornwall, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Going to the Big Island must include a trip to Kilauea. Primal energy of Mother Earth on display. Awe-inspiring!

Sheffield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The exhibits e.g. Jaggar Museum, and the sheer scale of the crater(s) was a must see. You can't see lava, but if you go at night you can see the heat under the crust of the crater. There is plenty of SO2 which just looks like steam, and this appears not just from the crater but in lots of odd... More

Richmond Hill, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Even though there are no lava flows you can travel to at this time, the steam and magnitude of the crater are plenty to inspire you. There are multiple areas within the HVNP to visit, as well. Watching the steam rise out of the vents and seeing the enormity of the 1.5 mile wide cauldera is an amazing experience and... More

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