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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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Brasilia, DF
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Westport, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here on the advice of a ranger I spoke to when visiting the volcano park. COMPLETELY AWESOME ADVICE! If you don't like the idea of the dark, or caves don't go. You can go just in the entrance but you won't get the full effect unless you go all the way in. Do not wear flip flops or... More

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped by after visiting Rainbow Falls because we had some time before our tour to Mauna Kea. Since it was a surprise visit I didn't know what to expect. This isn't a cave for the faint of heart. I believe it's about a mile long. I didn't make it too far in because I had on sneakers and it... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

don't stop at entrance, keep going and bring a flashlight, if you have kneepads even better... cave goes for miles. very nice and a bit scary. don't go alone.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't pay for other caves or get in line for Thurston. This cave is fantastic. Bring strong flashlights and water. Wear stable hiking shoes and plunge in. The cave is great. No crowds and explore at your own pace. Definitely rugged so don't try it if you don't have good knees and hips.

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Kenwood, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Make sure to bring a flashlight and new batteries.. and a hat! a water bottle.. and sturdy shoes. There was nothing we did not like about this hike in.

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