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Crater Rim Drive

Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #142 of 246 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: An 11-mile scenic drive within Volcanoes National Park
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Tavernier, Florida
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 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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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The Crater Rim drive at HNVP is a must do. Again- if you are doing HNVP- you really need at LEAST 2 days to do all the major sites. The Crater Rim drive is easy to get to - just follow the well marked signs. Along the way you will pass many craters from earlier eruptions- there are pull outs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you have just 24 hours to spend in the fabulous Volcano National Park, this is the place to start. Upon entering the park from Hwy.11, stop at the Kilauea Visitor Center for info from rangers and park volunteers, to see (or purchase) trail maps and souvenirs, or to use a clean restroom. If you make just a quick stop,... More

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