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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

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Address: P.O. Box 52, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
Phone Number: (808) 985-6000
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Description: A geological and historical museum.
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Come see the lava lake ebb and flow

It is worth the dealing with the crowds, the frequent rain showers, and chilly weather at night to see mother nature put on a rare show. This weekend May 2,3rd 2015 is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

It is worth the dealing with the crowds, the frequent rain showers, and chilly weather at night to see mother nature put on a rare show. This weekend May 2,3rd 2015 is spectacular. We were here 3 weeks ago and could only see the glow at night because the lava was too low to be visible from the museum. Come... More 

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Great viewing of Halemaumau crater. Helpful Rangers. Can be busy when the tour vans arrive so go early or go late

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Camarillo, CA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The exhibits at the Jagger Museum are excellent and it was interesting to learn all about the island's volcanoes and history of the lava flows. There are people on hand to answer questions and a nice gift shop. Bring a jacket when visiting the volcano because it can be cold and wet!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting Jagger Museum on the Big Island. There were some interesting picture on display, and the information about the volcanoes was very educational. We also stopped by at night to get a better view of the lava flow. It was really cold but I'm glad we did it. We also went hiking through the lava tubes that... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The museum is filled with displays of volcanic rock, which is very interesting, coming from the prairies in Saskatchewan, one has never seen anything like it. The crater is quite far away but you could see the steam rising out of it. It was raining the day we were there so it was a bit hard to see. It would... More 

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Kona, Hawaii
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There are several different hiking trails to explore in the Kahuku Unit of Volcanoes National Park. This location does not require entrance fees and is open only on weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Maps of the hiking trails are available at the check-in station. The entrance to the Kahuku Unit of the park is well marked and located... More 

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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the Visitor Center near Kilauea Caldera crater and explains what we are seeing well. Easy drive to reach it.

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Calgary
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Well-presented, neither overwhelming for non-scientists nor condescending for those who aren't. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great place to view the crater in the evenings. The glow is impressive! Bring a jacket for the evening it can get a bit cool. Viewing area is great for families. The Museum was great, tons of information and displays. Don't miss this gem.

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

See the glow of the volcanic vent and spectacular stars on a clear night. There are lots of hiking trails and steam vents to see during the day. Be sure to take camera and binoculars

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