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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-985-6000
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Activities: Group tours/helicopter tour, Hiking
Description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a...
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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Driving around Volcanoes National Park, I was amazed and overwhelmed by the force of nature evident in this volcano. The miles upon miles of lava flows boggles the mind. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Driving around Volcanoes National Park, I was amazed and overwhelmed by the force of nature evident in this volcano. The miles upon miles of lava flows boggles the mind. This island isn't for the faint-hearted!

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Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

During the day you can see a lot of smoke, gases, etc, being released from the crater, but in the evening there is another different show waiting for you. The lava in the crater is glowing and the whole crater presents itself for an amazing photo opportunity.

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Lindsay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The lava wasn't flowing during our visit, however the view from the Jagger Museum lookout was great. We returned for a sunset view of the steam and lava bubbling from the crater, worth the return.

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Manassas va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were on the Kona side so it was a nice drive over here. much shorter if you are on the Hilo side of the island. I will admit I wanted to see Lava.. But settle with all the steam come out from the cracks.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There were 4 of us "senior citizens" and we were driving from the Waikoloa area (Kona side) because the number one thing we wanted to see on the Big Island was an active volcano. This park is much more accessible from Hilo and is a several hours drive from the Kona side. We stopped at the visitor center and asked... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You can see the stream coming up from the crater and at night you can see the glow. There is several viewpoints where you can overlook the volcano. This is truly a must see in the park.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

this is one of the best highlights of the park you can either drive or walk personally I would walk because you go on crater rim trail and you can see all the steam come out from the cracks the walk is about half a mile from volcano house take the crater rim trail all the way up and your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Must see place while visiting the island of Hawai'i! 🌋 We didn't have much time to visit the entire park so we opted for the twilight visit. We went at night avoid the heat and crowds. We really only wanted to see the crater and the lava. Halemaumau crater is huge and the area but from the observatory you have... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Seeing the park during the day is very interesting. The steam vents are really hot, the Halema'umu'u crater inside the Kilauea caldera are both very interesting, Thurston's lava tube is a must see, and the ocean crashing against the end of the lava flow and giant arch is exhilarating! But seeing the red glow and steam rising from the lava... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is the best place in the world to see an erupting volcano since you are safe. The park is beautiful, the eruptions (they are not huge geysers, just gentle bubbling) are spectacular and the Visitor's Center wonderful with parking, education, staff and viewing areas. This was on my list of most important things for my children to experience and... More 

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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-985-6000
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