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Kilauea

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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95%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/helicopter tour, Hiking
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful site to see. Kilauea is very much active. The red glow in the sky at night was absolutely breathtaking. My mother and I were lucky enough to catch some activity in the late evening. The smell of the ash was intoxicating. What a lovely display of how truly alive our earth is!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The day we decided to see Kilauea we started out in the rain in Kona and were in it all the way to Volcano National park and through that night. The weather was cold by Phoenix standards which made the steam vents even more prevalent. The visibility was on again, off again. We were actually in the clouds that were... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

How cool is that!! I saw an active volcano!! How many people in the world get that lucky? Not many! In the night the scenery is so spectacular! To see the steam and the glow from the lava! WOW!! just WOW!!

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Ajijic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Walking on, in and around a living breathing volcano is something few ever experience. Be one of the few. We first went to the reception area and watched both the movies. Definitely worth watching. Leave the reception area and go a short distance down the road where you can stop and see the steam coming up from the ground. Walk... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Come see it at the Jagger Museum, but go back at night. The night glow is truly one of the most amazing things i have ever seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went in a tour (see other review) and were not disappointed. There are any number of places to go and we went to the observatory once we had been orientated. The view of the smoking crater was astounding, you are pretty close to the action. Also visited the lava tubes which were a bit crowded but so what! Wandered... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It's a long drive to the National park and once there there will be quite a lot to see. Take plenty of water and hats as the heat is far higher than on the rest of the highland. when hiking take a bottle with you as well and the heat will sap your energy and dehydrate you very quickly a... More

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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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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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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