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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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Bakersfield
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The crater has many steam vents and one huge one that glows in the dark. We stood for at least and hour each night we were there watching the changes that occurred while the sun was setting.

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New City, NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This park was the highlight of our stay on Hawaii. The Visitors Center ranger was very helpful about what to see, provided a map which she marked with the recommended places, and answered all of our questions. (Gift shop was really nice too!) Walking through the lava tubes was surreal, and the Devastation Trail, which is exactly that: a trail... More

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New City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were directed by the ranger at the visitor center to different places to see at the volcano based on our time constraints. She was informative and told us in what order to visit the sites and her advice was terrific and friendly. We first walked through the lava tube which felt like an Indiana Jones event given its length... More

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Honolulu
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you visit the Big Island, you MUST come down to Kilauea and visit the Steam Vents, the Museum, the Observation Deck at the Observatory (same place as the museum), the Lava Tubes, Volcano House. Too fantastic to miss, especially if you are traveling with children and want them to see something they will Never forget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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3 attraction reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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