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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Kew Gardens, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful hike from the visitors center. The path is mainly paved and very easy. You can drive at night and see the volcano glow, very cool. It's windy and cold up there so bring a sweatshirt and a windbreaker, I wished I had a hat and gloves. At the visitors center the temp was 75 so that doesn't... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are current, with updated reading from the volcanoes every day. The artwork is beautiful of Pele. Love the gift shop. Spend a couple hours here and learn a few things.

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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This building has exhibits that show how volcanoes work and the different types of lava. They have some interesting and incredible stories of what Kilauea has done during its current ongoing eruption which began in 1983. It also the best vantage point for the current lava lake inside the Halema'uma'u crater. We stayed inside the building until after dark so... More 

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Michigan
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Is this the best museum ever? no, but it serves its purpose. The museum is small and can get crowded, but does a good job explaining the history and how volcanoes are formed and function. There is also a small gift shop within the museum. Just outside of the museum is a nice viewing area of a larger crater. We... More 

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Inland Northwest, Us
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171 reviews 171 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Don't miss this location. Excellent for photographs of the caldera and nice display about the history of the volcanos.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Has interesting photos, graphs, and historical info about the national park. Kilauea crater is the only active crater in Hawaii, other than the startups deep down on the ocean floor on the southeast side of the island chain.

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Centreville, Virginia
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small, but really informative about every kind of volcano. It’s the perfect way to start out your Volcanoes tour, as the staff there can answer any questions and the displays are really helpful about the park and volcanoes in general. There are lots of rocks and lava to touch and the displays are colorful and interesting. Plus, the viewing deck... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went to see the "lava glow". 1) DRESS WARMLY 2) it was a little dissapointing but still very very cool. 3) beautiful stars 4) WINDY 5) Did I mention to dress warmly. We were cold.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was very informative and they know everything there is to know about volcanos. There are also a lot of hands on things to see. They also have a nice gift shop.

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