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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Wonderful place.

Really interesting caves. If you want to learn more about the dynamics of the Hawaiian islands, lava tubes are a must see and these are great examples with no entrance fees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Really interesting caves. If you want to learn more about the dynamics of the Hawaiian islands, lava tubes are a must see and these are great examples with no entrance fees, unlike the ones at Volcano National Park. It's usually a very quick stop.

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Fort Collins, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was really neat and we were pre-warned and bought flashlights for our children. Bring good shoes, and bright lights and a desire to explore a slightly creepy place. If you aren't claustrophic, go to the left at the bottom of the stairs instead of the right - it's definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We used the address listed here and we landed at someone's house. The lady was nice enough to point out to drive down past the school on the left side of the road, and not the right side as the GPS was claiming. Nice place to stop at and visit. However the table had pot smokers. These people were not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Quick to get to. Need proper footwear and lights to see but worth the stop. Stairs are a little steep and wet so be careful. Make time for this one!

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in caves. Skip Thurston and come here instead. Definitely bring good shoes, head lamps and a backup light source since there are no lights in the caves and the rocks are sharp and uneven. The right cave has lots of cave dwelling bacteria on the ceiling that light up silver... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went here after being disappointed with Thurston Lava tube in the Volcano national park. We read through the reviews on tripadvisor and yelp but took a chance to park in the parking lot across the cave. Our car did not get broken in. We took the left cave since we did not have helmet. The left cave is shorter... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I visited Kaumana Caves during our honeymoon. At first, I completely freaked out as I am afraid of the dark. We walked down the steps and explored the right side of the cave first. We used our headlamps, as well as our cellphones for light as it is completely dark in the caves. We scrambled around some... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This lava tube is worth the short drive from Hilo even if you're not a caver. Bring a flashlight for each person and wear decent shoes and you'll have an adventure. The tube goes on for literally miles, but venturing in just a few hundred yards gives you a feel for being deep in the earth. You can see graffiti... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a natural and long lava tube/cave. Don't let the stairs down to the tube fool you, this is not a managed cave and could be dangerous in spots. Caving 101: leave no trace, take multiple light sources (I do not mean a cell phone), and wear a helmet. I think we traveled in over a mile to the... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The caves are just before you get into Hilo there is a steep stair way down but it is well worth it. There are two openings to climb into - one on the left and the other to your right. If you have a good flashlight you can go in quite a ways.

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Address: Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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