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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #4 of 39 Attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I've never been in a Cave before so I don't have anything to compare it to but this one was pretty interesting. We went there with a Cruise excursion and they wouldn't let us go to far into it, but it was pretty cool. I wish I would have been able to explore a little more with my hubby on... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed exploring this lava tube and loved seeing all the different types of plants and animals that live in and near it. No jacket required, but bring flashlights and clothes you don't mind getting a bit roughed up.

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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a lava tube that carried hot lava from Mauna Kea to the ocean. Descend a ladder into the crevasse and see for yourself what a lava tube looks like. As noted, you will need a flashlight and sturdy shoes to do the climbing and hiking. This is a must!. Great experience for the kids and easy to find.... More

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Orange County, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Kaumana Caves is just a short drive from the downtown area of Hilo. Just past some residential areas and at a wide spot in the road you will find a small parking area and a sign to the cave entrance. Someone said it before, but be mindful crossing the road from the parking lot to the cave entrance as there... More

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Definitely worth going in! Powerful flashlight is a must and no flip flops. The cave was totally dry when I visited though it had rained the night before. The "rocks" are sharp so definitely watch where you put your hands and also watch your head when going through small pathways.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Please have flashlight. Initially we went to the spot, there is no one over there. So we went back to the Hilo town and bought flash light, then went back again, still no one. Little hesitant to go in, but we went inside, it was pitch dark. Glad we had flashlight. We went to the one in the right side... More

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Fortuna, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was my first time exploring a cave and I loved it! We went in so far that you couldn't see the entrance. It was PITCH BLACK! And yes creepy (especially when we all turned off our flashlights, which i recommend doing once you're in deep.) If you go here and do plan on exploring make sure everyone has a... More

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San Diego, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We drove here on our way back to Kona from the Hilo side. It was worth a few snaps of the camera if you havent seen caves in your lifetime. 5 minute pit stop.

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Brasilia, DF
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great way to learn about rock formations, volcanos and geology in a gorgeous place surrounded by a lush nature.

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Oxnard, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you go deep in one of the caves you will find a lot of gold, silver and copper ore! But remember to bring pants and shoes! The rocks are very sharp

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