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Jaggar Museum

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Sonora, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you donot see the movie at the visitors center,this place will explain the history of the volcano. Very crowded with tourist. A great view of volcano.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't spend any time at the museum but just enjoyed the amzaing view. We went to see the glow after dark on a super clear night (amazing stars and moon) and then a second night in the drizzle for sunset. Wouldn't have wanted to have missed it for anything. Spectacular.

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Issaquah, WA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We went to see the glow at night, and while it was cool, and I'm glad we went, I didn't think it was as impressive as people made it out to be on these reviews. It was neat. The crater is glowing. But it's not bubbling and spewing or anything. Also, take note that there are absolutely no lights in... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

of course you know the night view is the best, but don't only go one time. the weather and cloud cover change the view. We visited 3 times, and the second visit we got amazing photos. Parking can be a bit of a challange, but just be patient, wait your turn, and it's well worth it. You don't actually stay... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We enjoy hiking over to Jaggar from the Visitor Center and back It is a 2-mile hike or a little more, so be prepared with some water. It can be windy as well so you might need a coat or sweater. The exhibits inside the museum are really interesting and the artwork is excellent. There is a gift shop on-site... More 

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Page, AZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The view into the caldera was awesome from this visitor center, and we really enjoyed the different types of lava that they had on display, some of which you could even pick up and touch! They had a really cool illusion painting by the door that is of a boat. When you're in the museum the boat appears to face... More 

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Indio, California, United States
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66 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Go into the Volcano National Park, follow the main road to the JAGGER MUSEUM AND OBSERVATION AREA! What a cool place and so very informative about the volcano and it's history! BE SURE YOU GO AT NIGHT WELL AFTER DARK... AWESOME SIGHT! (take a jacket & small flashlight too!)

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just do it! Wind, rain, no matter! View will take your breath away! You basically drive up and walked 2 mins.

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34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The museum is fine, we actually moved through it pretty quickly. The free info sessions by the park are enjoyable to stop and listen to. On a clear night it is definitely worth a visit to the observation deck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The museum has a lot of good information within it, but the beautiful glow of Hale maumau crater is not to be missed.

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