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Jaggar Museum

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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jessejean
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Cambridge Springs
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Employees at the National Park told us this was one the best places to the "glow" at night, and it was very neat..

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WORCESTER
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394 reviews 394 reviews
169 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We started our day in the Volcano park here. It was spectacular to walk a few feet and see the Caldera smoking. We took several pictures only to realize there is an observation deck after the Jagger museum that gives a better view. The museum has some interesting pieces like Pele's hair, it is strings of glass created in a... More 

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Tauranga
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

An informative display and with the regular talks a worthwhile visit, even before you view the crater. The site is open 24 hours and well worth visits at night and early morning.

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited here as part of an island tour. The museum was informative and the view of the smoking crater and surroundings was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Amazing views from this location, especially at night! One of the few places on the planet where you can drive right up to the rim of a huge caldera...very humbling experience. Pele doesn't sleep on this island!

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Darwin, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Although the displays are probably a bit dated, the museum is well worth the visit and the information is still relevant. Lets you appreciate and learn more about volcanoes and the people who have worked hard to make areas like these accessible to the general public. The indigenous art paintings are also amazing. The museum closes around 7.30pm, which is... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very informative staff and exhibits, has a little gift shop. No food sold there. Better off bringing a water bottle that you can refill from their water fountain.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

During the day you will see the venting smoke and gases. At night I recommend you bring a tripod for your camera so you can get the glow of the vent properly as well at the surrounding sides of the crater. They keep the lights off at night so you can get a good picture.

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