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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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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Description: A geological and historical museum.
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Small, but at least moderately interesting.

This is more of a place to stop because you are already there to see the museum. As such, it is a decent little place. The staff there are helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is more of a place to stop because you are already there to see the museum. As such, it is a decent little place. The staff there are helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We found the place very interesting for its display of the history of the volcano & the local history of the national park, we enjoyed following the route which was shown to discover the lava passage to the sea..

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Honaunau, Hawaii
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

To really appreciate how our Aina or life giving land is formed, go to the Jaggar Museum in Volcano NP. Then drive down Chain of Craters Road to the sea and see back in time. If you are lucky you may see lava flowing and creating more of our island. Mahalo for cherishing Hawaii nei. A hui hou, Malama pono,... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We can here for the sunset glow from Halema'Uma'U Crater. We strolled through the museum while waiting for the sunset and they have some great exhibits. The real winner is obviously the crater glow. Get there early for a spot on the wall to setup your camera. Also, bring a jacket due to how cold it will get!

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Fort Collins, CO
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a small museum, but they have combined allot of information into the exhibits. It's worth a stop here to read about the history and geology of the volcano. The gift shop has some interesting items, too. It is also THE spot to come see the glow of the volcano in the evening after dark; bring a flashlight because... More 

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great museum with all sorts of volcanic rocks. Good explanations of how everything formed. Liked the Richter Scale showing all the earthquakes happening every day and the map showing where on the island they occurred.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Go to the Jaggar at night to see the glow of the volcano. The museum is very informative. Parking at night can be very crowded, arrive early.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It is a short drive from the main road to the main gate of the park and then on to the museum. Even if one has only an hour to spare, it's definitely worth the time. First, there is enough basic information about volcanoes, and particularly the volcanoes of Hawaii, that one can get a good understanding of the forces... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

From here you can see the volcano smolder continuously. Especially recommend to see it at night! Just watch your step. Not much light here. I nocked my shin into the bike rack that wasn't lit up.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was the best view of an active crater (actually a good size steam vent). Since the roads are closed to actually see lava, we bought the video. Bummer. Worth the stop for photos.

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