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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-985-6000
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Activities: Hiking, Group tours/helicopter tour
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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A Must Do

All I can say is amazing. Seeing an active volcano billowing out smoke made my trip. So many hikes in this National Park. So many scenic viewpoints. The Chain of Craters Road to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Liz M
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

All I can say is amazing. Seeing an active volcano billowing out smoke made my trip. So many hikes in this National Park. So many scenic viewpoints. The Chain of Craters Road to the end was a highlight. We drove from Kaikue-Kona, about a 2.5 hours drive. Next time we'd spend a few days in Hilo, only 28 miles from... More 

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clifton, co
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the park twice, once during the day and saw a lava lake and spouting lava. Then at night, wow. The glow was visible for miles and the stars were bright. Such an excellent use of our time to drive 100 miles to see.

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Ontario
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You are actually looking at an active volcano; how cool is that? You can stand on the rim and see the lava pool. I wish were would have been there at dusk to see it glowing red. Do stop and explore the incredible heat coming from the steam vents around the information center. Because of recent lava flows, you can't... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

You're at the top of the mountain and it's raining. But the rain is warm and you have on a good jacket. Who cares! Prepare to see the beginning of creation as Pele's history of the islands of Hawaii is shown in excellent exhibits at the National Park Headquarters. While actually seeing lava flows would be extremely rare the steam... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to the Volcano and the surrounding attractions. The Volcano House had a lot of information and the educational materials were easy for all education levels.

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bedford, ma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

All you have to do is go to the lookout deck at the Jaggar Museum after dark, and you can see the glow from the caldera. It is quite amazing. And doesn't cost anything. And doesn't involve a long hike. Best view around (and it's free)!

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47 reviews 47 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazed by the sheer size of the caldera. The lava is active currently and is stunning by night. This is the number one sight to see everything else can be viewed elsewhere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This Caldera is so massive that it amazes the senses everytime we see it. The Big Island is so unique having 11 of the 13 world climate zones and I believe this is the only place in the world that has that many.

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Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Seen the caldera many times but am always impressed by its immense size. After an evening rain there was much steam arising from numerous locations. And the erupting Halema'uma'u crater sits in the SW area of the caldera. Many places to hike around the caldera although some are closed due to the eruption.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I would not miss this. It was amazing. The Glow! It really is a wonderful experience being that close to an "active" volcano. I would recommend this site and as other reviewers stated bring a coat, it does get cool in the evenings.

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