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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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Great...if you're interested in learning about volcanos

On a bus tour we were only allowed to spend a few minutes here, but I really enjoyed it. It is a small museum so if you're there when a bus like mine stops it's probably better to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On a bus tour we were only allowed to spend a few minutes here, but I really enjoyed it. It is a small museum so if you're there when a bus like mine stops it's probably better to wait until it leaves so you have more room. There was lot of information to read and lava to see and touch.... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Rather than call it a museum, I would say a big room representative with several pictures. If you truly have much time available, it is worth stopping and reading the various panels, if not, cross it in 30 seconds and that's it.

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Forsyth, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very informative. Explained every aspect. Up-to-date with lava flow area reports. Included history of the park and lava flow history. Disappointed that we did not get to go closer to the hot area and drive around the cauldron.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Fantastic place to visit and on the whole, Volcanoes National Park was just amazing. We were there when the lave was flowing (28.04.2015). It was beautiful at night too. Waited a while to get into the Park but it was all worth it!

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We actually just came to see the Hale Ma'uma'u Volcano Crater but because of rain and fog we had to wait inside the museum. We watched the video on the TV and excerpts from several other videos on TV screens in the museum. It was actually pretty cool. Since the fog/rain finally lifted we were happy we got to see... More 

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Littleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a small museum but well done and if with kids interactive. This is the outlook where you get the best view of the crater and volcanic activity. Best bet is to go late which is the real reason you stay in the Town of Volcano. Volcanic activity can only be seen at night given level of the lava.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum is informative. The view of the crater is good but I will say we were a little under-whelmed by the volcano itself. The steam vents on the way to the museum are really cool.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I hadn't been to the museum in a few years. We just missed all the volcanic activity by one week. The tour video and museum is so educational and not to be missed. How can you come all the way to the Big Island without seeing this. Earth is alive and being formed right there!!! A lot of people do... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I do not view museums typically. After reading about how much of a "must see" this museum was, we decided to go in. We learned a lot about HVNP and Hawaii during our time in the museum. There is a nice but small gift shop also inside of the museum. There are posters available with a suggested... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a great little museum full of information with the added bonus of the view over the steaming crater. Well worth the visit

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Address: Address: P.O. Box 52, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
Phone Number: (808) 985-6000
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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