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Kaumana Caves Park

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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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$197*
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Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour

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Take a headlamp and shoes!

There are absolutely no lights inside and you probably want your hands free some of the time. There was a lot of dripping water, but not so much you get soaked. It is also a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Cupertino, California
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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There are absolutely no lights inside and you probably want your hands free some of the time. There was a lot of dripping water, but not so much you get soaked. It is also a bit cooler and really humid inside. Was a neat place! But not much info about the formation of the cave at the location. But there... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Wow!! This place is easy to miss - we knew about it and went only because it was about 3 miles or so from the hostel we were staying in. It is definitely worth going if you are in the area. Be prepared with proper shoes and definitely a flashlight or two. Parking is across from the entrance. You descend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Pleasant visit. With kids age 7 and 10 we werent sure how far we would get. Ended up taking the Left cave all the way to the end and back. Cave opens up to jungle. Right cave we went until it was time to belly crawl. We brought head lamps, close toed shoes and water. Bathroom and picnic tables available.... More 

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Kailua Kona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Sorry. The signs make it look good but the park is not well taken care of and basically, all you see is a hole in the ground. The parking is on the wrong side of the street and it's on a curve so be careful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an awesome cave to explore if you are adventurous! If you go make sure to bring water, sneakers and flashlights. Hiking through the whole thing takes about 45 minutes depending how fast you go but be careful because the ground is uneven at times and you have to crouch in certain places (good leg workout). Don't go if... More 

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Saskatoon, SK Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are physically challenged be aware that there are steep steps and uneven paths due to the rocks. Also bring a flashlight for each person as it is difficult to see. We took about 30 min to walk part ways into the two caves. Fun and interesting. A few bumps and scratches. Walk carefully!!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cave is not widely visited but worth the short drive out of Hilo. They are 8 miles long, 5 miles one way and 3 the other. I did not wear appropriate shoes nor did I have a flashlight so I only explored a short way into the cave. As a newer cave it does not have the formations that... More 

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hilo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do not go to this site unless you have a junker of a car, with nothing in it. It is notorious for quick striking thieves who break into cars and steal valuables. Never leave your camera or anything in your car if you plan to explore these caves. If you can get dropped off, it is a fascinating series of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place has small people called Menahunies. You have to go deep in the Lava tubes to find them and when you take a picture of them it doesn't work. We went and enjoyed the beautiful place that it is, trees, green mosses against black rock awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very few people know about this place. I was thoroughly disappointed with the Thurston Lava Tube at the Volcanoes National Park (just because it was too touristy and didn't feel like we were walking through a natural wonder) and then we found Kaumana Caves. What an amazing place! We were the only ones there! Don't forget your headlight/flashlight and sturdy... More 

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