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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
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Orange County, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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42 attraction reviews
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Helendale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Love the caves. I have a bad ankle so I was concerned about entering the caves. It wasn't a problem at all. We only went in about 100 feet though. A couple was just coming back that had gone to the end and said it was about 45 minute walk and it doesn't open up to anything. Make sure you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had the potential to be an incredible caves experience however: 1. You will need a large flashlight. Not a regular flashlight and not the one on your phone. It is pitch black, and these lights hardly cut it. 2. Wear good footwear! 3. Dress accordingly, it's cooler in the caves. 4. The site is not monitored by an attendant and... More

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USA
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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

While exploring Hilo, my wife and I decided to stop at Kaumana Caves to try and satisfy my desire of doing something completely different while in Hawaii. While we weren't properly equipped (there's only so much we can pack in our carry-ons) we managed to go far enough into the cave where we couldn't see the entrance anymore (managing with... More

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