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Address: Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Description: meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or...
meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or regular tours.
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The Volcano National Part:One of natureʻs wonders

This National Park is both fascinating and evolving right now with new lava flows. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center and the art gallery next to it which features all kinds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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Kinsale, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I took a trip by helicopter over the National Park and around the volcano. The pilot was very informative and we were all supplied with headphones and amazed at how the volcano is expanding the Big Island (Hawaii) by several acres every year. Truly amazing at how nature works.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Where to start? Was it when the rear view mirror fell off the van in the first 30 seconds? Or was it waiting for 4 people who signed up late and then decided to buy lunch before leaving and ate in the van with accompanying strong food smells? Therefore, we were late starting so that we only had 13 minutes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This National Park is both fascinating and evolving right now with new lava flows. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center and the art gallery next to it which features all kinds of quality native art work, not the usual tourist souveniers. If you plan to take hikes, stay on the paths for safety and wear sturdy shoes (flip... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Historic area of tremendous geologic beauty, despite the local town and historic bay and beach having been overrun by lava. A classic and dramatic place to visit. The incredible thing to me about reading some of the reviews of this and several close by viewing areas, is how poorly informed some of these opinions are. To learn of active lava... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you're lucky and you have a nice (and hopefully competent) Captain, cruise ships will sail in the waters by the volcano at night so you can see the glowing lava coming down the volcano! Unforgettable!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Either our tour operator had no clue where it was or we were just not there at the right time to see it. Most tourists come to see lava not hear about it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Whether on your own or on a tour like our's, the lava flow is a must see. The raw power of the volcano overwhelms you when you get this up and close to the lava. Our tour guide, Robert, shared so many fun and interesting facts about this natural wonder and we left with amazing memories.

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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I am interested in geology but even if I were not, the rawness and very apparent power of the lava that can do this was truly awe inspiring. Go to both sides of this recent flow - the end of the road near Papua and the far side where the lava flowed into the sea and has created a new... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

One of the most entertaining and educational tours we have ever done (over 40 countries). We shunned the overpriced tours offered by our cruise line and met Coconut Joe at harbour. His tour was inexpensive, intimate (4 people) and fun. I would recommend him anytime.

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Worth the trip....see the lava flow....or the steam rise if it flowing underground into the ocean. Volcanoes National Park is an amazing experience.....For the adventurous, go at night if the lava is a surface flow.

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