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Kilauea

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, National Parks, Nature & 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...
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Type: Volcanos, National Parks, Nature & 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 meters high.

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Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Kilauea Caldera in Volcanoes' National Park is a must attraction to visit on the Big Island. Crater Rim Drive can take you to various areas of the crater rim which is massive and has other smaller craters. There are also many scenic spots for amazing viewpoints of the crater. The crater is very accessible with the network of walks &... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
36 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was interesting looking down in the crater (from a distance). We looked at all the volcanoes in the park. The visitors center is a must and very informative.

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Elgin, Illinois
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202 reviews 202 reviews
80 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is an active volcano and ahs been since 1983. Th current flow is nearing a town, yikes! At night, the lava glow lights the sky. Do not miss.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The gift that keeps on giving. Kilauea is massive! There are so many ways to view the craters and the Halemaumau caldera is crazy big. What a loud noise it must have been when it collapsed. Make time to walk down to the crater floor if you can, it is such a neat place to visit!

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to go to the moon, this is as close as you'll get. There is literally nothing but black hardened lava as far as you can see with no vegetation, no roads, no houses it's just amazing. The ground was hot to the touch, and the lava was literally flowing over the side... More 

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Keller, Texas
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170 reviews 170 reviews
77 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

See the volcano during the day and then come back at night (at no additional charge) to see the amazing orange glow. Bring warm clothes for the nighttime viewing.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our visit to Volcanoes National Park was one of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii for both my husband and I. We rented a car for the day and drove from Hilo to Volcanoes National Park and spent the majority of our day there and could have easily spent even more time there. If you only have a few... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very impressive place to visit. I liked the sulphere banks, the steam vents and the craters. The hinking paths are very well done.

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Holly, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

no review will ever be able to describe this! the steam vents! the volcano tubes, the lava, the glow after dark is out of this world amazing. Try and take a picture but nothing can compare to the picture in your mind.

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Winchester, Virginia
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357 reviews 357 reviews
251 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just a great place to be! All that 8th grade Earth Science comes back as one looks at alt that is around! Worth your time!

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