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Kilauea

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Volcanos, 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: National Parks, Volcanos, 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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Roermond, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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356 reviews 356 reviews
250 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

a beautiful place and you get to see some amazing sights...our guides Tiffany and Tyler were really friendly and knowledgable I'd Defiantly recommend it

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Tokyo, Japan
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Well, for someone who has been fascinated by volcanoes since making that infamous kitchen experiment with baking soda and vinegar many years ago, I couldn't wait to bring my children to the real thing and help them circumvent that lame but ubiquitous experiment that teaches nothing about how volcanoes actually work. This was my second trip to the park, this... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We only had a day, but boy, was it worth it! Try to see the crater by day and night, to see the glow from the lava!

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We went on a helicopter ride to see Kilauea volcano, as my reviews indicated that this was one of the best way to see the crater and lava flow. The helicopter ride lasts about 30 mins and costs roughly $300. Rather expensive!, but we figured , we will have a chance to see inside an active volcano crater. There is... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Take hikes during daylight hours and go see the active caldera after dark. It is often misty and cool, so dress appropriately. It looks like a great attraction for the kids too.

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washington state
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151 reviews 151 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Where can you go and have such a view of a volcano and the lava it has spewed for so many years? Don't miss this place if you visit the big island, there's lots to learn but bring your rain jacket and real shoes for hiking for the best experience.

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Scotland, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What can you say about one of the most famous areas of the world. Take your camera it is definitely a must see

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