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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
Phone Number: (808) 985-6000
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Description: A geological and historical museum.
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don't miss . Really easy to do in a short time and sets you up for understanding the area and the whole island chain. Right outside view the caldera during the day and again at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

don't miss . Really easy to do in a short time and sets you up for understanding the area and the whole island chain. Right outside view the caldera during the day and again at night (red glow in the smoke and Caldera - no direct lava view but astounding just the same.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Everything in here was so informative. The view from here is great as well. Make sure to test out the seismograph inside. Read everything around you. And make sure to look at the painting near the front door from two angles.

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is informative and just outside is the best view of the smoldering vent. The best time to view the glow of the lava pool is at sunset. You need to claim a good vantage point and wait around 30 minutes to see the glow.

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McComb, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very good display on volcanoes but it gets crowded at dusk for photo takers of the lava. If you want a good picture spot get there early!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a great place to learn about some of the history of the area including the park. Located above the steaming caldera, it has an excellent view of the steam during the day and the lights from the lava at night. The parking lot is open 24 hours so you can see the caldera even at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We liked the helpful information inside the museum, the great gift shop, and the outstanding view of the crater. I recommend seeing the museum during the day, then coming back in the evening to check out the glow from the best vantage point on the mountain. Pack warm outerwear to throw on, it gets chilly, windy, an often sprinkles.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Got here just before sunset. The museum is perfectly position to see the activity from the volcano once the sun sets.The museum is small but provides an interesting overview of the volcanic activity that has and is occurring.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was able to see the Kilauea crater lava glow at night - beautiful! The museum had lots of intersting information and the facilities were well kept.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very nice museum in Volcanos National Park with great views of Kiluea Crater, great exhibits, and a nice gift shop. Do not miss it if you go to the park!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The day we were there we had great views, however early afternoon and the cloud cover started. Really great place to learn about the volcano as well the park rangers are a delight to listen to! Do go see the lava tunnel and walk the crater rim approx 2.2miles of leisure hiking!

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Additional Information about Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

Address: Crater Rim Drive, 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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