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Jaggar Museum

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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: (808) 985-6000
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Go at night!

The views are amazing and the museum is very interesting and informative. The museum is open day and evening (until 8pm in July 2015), but go at night in the full dark to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The views are amazing and the museum is very interesting and informative. The museum is open day and evening (until 8pm in July 2015), but go at night in the full dark to see the crater.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived at this place about ½ an hour before dark, and that was plenty of time to go through the content. Gift shop was nice, and contained Things we wanted to get hold on. The view to the Volcano was good, although we would have liked a Little more activity from it ;-)

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice museum. Got to see the suit that was burned up. The best part was watching the glow as night fell. The orange lava glow as a site to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Small museum, very informative, but what is most important - it is just at the edge of Kilauea crater. When we visited for 2 nights, lava was boiling and there were millions of stars in the sky - priceless moments. Make sure to bring a rain jacket for those days when weather is not too favorable. What you are going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum is not that big but well worth a visit. It's free of charge. It's right by the crater of the volcano and you have really good views from there. You can read about eruption history, watch film about lava flows and touch real lava. (harden of course). Fun for a short time before you go out for one... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Like other posters have stated, the Museum was a little small, the food in the restaurant was unmemorable, but you don't go to the park for these, you go for the views and experience of the lava

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The main attraction here is Kilauea Caldera where there is a terrific view into the crater. During the day steam rises from the volcano below. At night you might get to view the glow from lava inside the volcano. The Jaggar museum overlooking the crater has some interesting, detailed, scientific information about volcanoes and different types of residue from lava.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Really informative museum just next to the crater. Worth visiting at sunset so you can see the glow from the crater.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The museum is rather small but is appropriately sized based on its location and purpose. The real reason to visit is the fantastic view. The inner crater is clearly visible during the day with many steam vents scattered around. Make sure to visit during both the day and night. At night you can see the glow from the lava but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were glad we visited. The volunteers that work there spent a long time explaining the history and the volcano. The view is much closer than from volcano house and worth the trip. Museum is informative and educational. I would stay for nightfall to see the glow from the lava - definitely worth it! Lifetime experience!

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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: (808) 985-6000
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano

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