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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We knew going in that the lava flow was not guaranteed - so we were not disappointed by what we saw. Make sure you have time to go to the visitor's center - it explains tons and is very interesting!

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Loysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been to volcanos national 3 times, each time I'm more in awe than the previous. We walked on the cooled lava, watched the entry point to the ocean, and stood under the miles and miles of the steam plum that rises into the air. I travel often and this is hands down the one thing... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I could have sat and watched the nighttime caldera for hours. It's interesting to see the crater during the day when it seems relatively inactive except for steam and then to come back at night to see the glow--which makes you realize how active the volcano really is. I recommend dressing warmly and bring a raincoat. Plan on seeing the... More

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Colorado Springs
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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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California
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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!

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 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.

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Tacoma, Washington
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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!

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Flemington, New Jersey
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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.

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Pune
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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.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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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

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