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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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I was in awe of this volcano and I hope to return to see it again. It rained a lot while we were there and we were only able to see the glow of the lava on the last night of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I was in awe of this volcano and I hope to return to see it again. It rained a lot while we were there and we were only able to see the glow of the lava on the last night of our stay, but even without seeing the lava, the volcano is a very special sight.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to hire a car and drive ourselves rather than go on a tour. First stop, the visitor information centre. Great information boards outside and inside. Well worth going into the theatre to watch the short documentary. This is also a great place to fill up all your water bottles with fresh rain water. It was a hot day... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Kilauea caldera has many active vents that you can explore. You can't go near the active part of the caldera because of safety concerns, but you can see the vents and the activity all around you. The rangers are very helpful and I'd recommend going to the visitor center first.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are many hiking trails around the caldera. Make sure to bring a waterproof light jacket with hood, as it starts raining often!

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is amazing to see the crater and the lava bed. It is really an experience that you can get in only a few places in the world. If you are on the island you have to go.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you are looking for a learning experience and also have children you will enjoy the remarkable experience of this National Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I never tire of this walk. Always use caution, mother nature will always win. Wear proper shoes and if your adventurous, remember, the bottom of your shoes can melt so keep that in mind.

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encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This park is why we came to the Big Island. It is so intriguing and so awesome! Just wished we saw the volcano blow her stack and it would have been perfect. Loved all the excellent signage and the helpful rangers at the visitor center! Go early in the morning or late at night to see the glow from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You must have to spend at least a day to visit Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden and Kilauea Volcano. When you reach the Volcano National park it is recommend to stop at the visitor center and ask what is good to visit, but I can give you the following spots: 1) The smokes that come out of the big... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I think the trick to getting the best out of your visit to the Kilauea volcano is to go when its dark. If you read all the reviews of people who went after dark or before dawn, there seems to be quite a show. I unfortunately went during the middle of the day and saw a really big hole in... More 

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