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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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This was a unique family adventure. Our two teens loved spelunking. We've never seen caves like this. We brought headlights and small flash lights but they were not strong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a unique family adventure. Our two teens loved spelunking. We've never seen caves like this. We brought headlights and small flash lights but they were not strong enough. What you need to make this a great adventure 1. Sneakers or hiking boots 2. long pants (the lava rocks are VERY sharp) 3. Lanterns or VERY strong flashlights. It... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went here while in Hilo as very close, at the bottom there are 2 choices- we went just a little to the right tube and then went fairly deep into the left tube. It was fascinating to see what nature created but do make sure you have good footwear and a flashlight. Didn't make it all the way out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You've read it before...wear appropriate footwear and have a flashlight. We had both a flashlight and a flashlight app on our phone. The app didn't throw off enough light. The caves are dark, damp and really cool. Definitely a highlight for us. Wished we'd had hiking boots as the footing is really uneven., but well worth it.

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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

This was so, so cool!! Rough lava and boulders throughout with some low overhanging spots. We found the left side to be a little easier to get through (less crouching and crawling) than the right. A couple of our group wore hiking sandals and did ok but running/hiking shoes are preferable. I had a flashlight but actually found my phone... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Took some friends who had never been to the island and we went left at the bottom of the stairs, not right. It gets a little hairy at points and you definitely need a flashlight, but eventually you come out at the other end and then hike back to the road. Very, very cool cave and what the lava has... More 

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Honokaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What, people giving bad reviews because it is dark and there are no lights? Go back to the mainland and play in your spoiled National Parks! No lights and natural setting keeps the traffic down and the riff raff go elsewhere. You want a tube with lights go hang with the fat tourists in the tube in Volcanos National Park!... More 

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

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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Westlake Village, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Fascinating lava tube to explore just a short drive from downtown Hilo. It is essential to come prepared. The caves are pitch black and footing is uneven and often damp. Sturdy footwear and good lighting sources are necessary to safely explore the caves. If you are properly outfitted you can visit both caves which is truly a unique experience. Worthwhile... More 

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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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

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