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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Activities: Driving
Description: An 11-mile scenic drive within Volcanoes National Park
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Good for getting to napau crater trail,devastation and phululluhu trail heads

this road is good for getting to kalapana and other trail heads including Thurston lava tube if your walking be careful there are no pavement and lots of tour buses go down it so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

this road is good for getting to kalapana and other trail heads including Thurston lava tube if your walking be careful there are no pavement and lots of tour buses go down it so watch out keep well in the road

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Littleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

To truly understand the magnitude of past lava flows its worth the drive down to see the arch. We found the drive back up better than the drive down as the sun was setting and the view of the green vs. more recent lava flows ( 1970s and early 80's) was stunning.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is an incredibly scenic drive that my husband and I did while on our honeymoon. We loved stopping to see all of the lava fields. Our favorite spot was the very last stop on the road, the sea arch. It is absolutely incredible and is a must see! We recommend doing this drive one day and the other road... More 

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WORCESTER
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452 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The drive down to the end of the road offers very impressive views of the lava fields. There are a lot of lookout stops, trails and other sites to check out. You can see a lot with one full day, but there is enough that you could spend a week here and explore everything. Stop at the visitor center to... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I've been here several times so scenic was sacrificed on the altar of safety. We did stop at one place where people had constructed crude altars to the goddess Pele. I did the same.

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Riverside, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We drove the full 19 miles down Crater Rim Drive. The best parts were at the end when the volcanic rock meets the ocean. Park when you reach the end and go see the Sea Arch and walk all the way down the road until you get to where the lava rock meets the road. There you will see the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The geology is really interesting and saw some amazing landscapes of lava flows from several years ago. No present flows could be seen at the time we were there but if you go into the evening you may see the crater start to glow. Very changeable weather there so you will need a jacket.

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Mililani, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were expecting to drive the entire rim of the crater, but were surprised when our tour ended at the Jagger Museum. Not all a loss, though, because we saw a gorgeous view of the crater, and were able to go to the Thurston Lava Tube.

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Tavernier, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

But the view at the end is definitely worth it. It was amazing to see the wrath of the lava flows on this 26 mile road to the end at the ocean. There is facilities there and a vendor for drinks and snacks. But the view is amazing

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We really did not know what to expect here. We had never been to an active volcano. The steam fields were amazing to see and a short hike up to the bluffs revealed it even more. You can stand there and feel the heat not only from the steam spots but from the volcano itself. It is awe inspiring. We... More 

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
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