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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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Great View Day & Night

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... read more

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

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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stomp on the ground in front of the seismometer and see the earthquake you create! this is also the best place to see the glow of the lava from the volcano at night.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wisest to ask museum staff or locals when the best viewing times of the red-hot Halema'uma'u Crater inside Kilauea's Caldera are. I was there in May 2015 and it was the pre-dawn hours starting @ 4:30 a.m NOT the evening hours like most tourists planned for & expected! Jaggar Museum has wonderful displays & an interesting historical timeline of the... More 

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Levis, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Nice view of the crater. Interessant things about volcanos in the museum. Nice pictures and a shop where you can buy books and a lot of things about volcanos.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a great museum and it explains it very clearly the different types of volcanic eruptions, and the history of volcanoes. The lookout towards the crater with steam is fantastic, shows you the impressive size of the crates.

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Kailua Kona, Hi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Love this place. Some great exhibits and a fantastic view of the Halema'uma'u Crater of Kilauea Volcano. The staff of the gift store, and park rangers are great, too.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lots to read and touch while waiting for the evening glow! Good little gift shop. Interpreter on hand both inside and outside.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There is a ton of interesting stuff in this museum. However, it is not presented particularly well. If you are interested and willing to wade through a lot of print, you will find it; if not just go outside and enjoy the volcano's show.

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Kew Gardens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I liked the exhibit. Very informative. Staff was really nice and all the proceeds at the gift shop go right back into the museum.

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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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