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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure

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A visit to the Big island is incomplete without a visit to see Pele and the volcanoes! The hikes were wonderful and you have a chance to select which hike is good for you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A visit to the Big island is incomplete without a visit to see Pele and the volcanoes! The hikes were wonderful and you have a chance to select which hike is good for you! Great to see geology at work!

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Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

They have extended the road, to be used in case of emergencies and unfortunately did not preserve the section that was showing how lava took over the road :( They should have built a small detour or something to leave that in place, but unfortunately, the famous picture of lava at the end or the road is no longer a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

One of my favorite places. Desolate fields of black lava set against brilliant blue ocean. It used to be cool to drive to the bottom and walk along the road to where the lava came over it. However, they have now reclaimed the road so now you walk along it until you come to a gate blocking you from continuing... More 

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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 27, 2015

The scenery here is unbelievable!! The stops are absolutely incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed the Sea Arch at the end of the road. We would definitely return! Spend 2 Days in the park if you really want to see everything. I would suggest 3 if you plan on hiking.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a drive not to be missed. The scenery is very interesting and spectacular to say the least. Be prepared to do lots of stops along the way for some very interesting photos

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was an interesting drive to say the least. It's interesting to see all the different volcanos and flows. It's also interesting to see how the lava flowed down steep hills and into the ocean. You can also see how more island land mass is being added. The deceiving part is that at the end of the road there is... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I've been to Volcanoes Park twice before but never had the time for this trip until now. I'm glad I made it finally. It is very interesting to see all the fields of lava and the ocean views. The facilities and snack stand at the end of the road are nice and I saw a turtle in the wild surf... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you are staying in the volcano area of Kona, this drive is a must. The scenery is spectacular and the coastline is absolutely beautiful. Allow a few hours to look around. I was absolutely awe-struck by how beautiful this area was, and so different from volcano village area

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Take the time to make this drive. You can not do it quickly. You have to a lot enough time to stop, take photos and take in the sights. This is an awesome display that nature puts on. I was in awe to see lava on both sides of the road. It made me really appreciate the full force of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Really you must not miss this! words can not properly explain what its like to see the hardened lava flow over the roads and cascading down the hills above you.

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii

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