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Jaggar Museum

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is filled with lots of information and cool displays. And at the time we were there, the only location to see the glow of the lava - which can only be seen at dark.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The inside displays are awe inspiring and well presented. We were there after dark and the glowing crater and massive stars on the clear night were unbelievable. Absolutely breathtaking evening.

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Union, New Jersey
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132 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is a very good museum with very informative exhibits about Hawaii and volcanos . . . . plus the view from the lookout point is exceptional. I am told that Jaggar Museum's overlook is the best place to view the current eruption that began March 11, 2008. It is located inside Volcanos National Park. Like most National Parks, there... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wonderful spot to get info on your hikes and the volcano. Peerfect spot for a photo of the the glow at night, this is a must!

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Bakersfield
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very well designed museum at the rim of the Kilauea Crater. Lots of historical pictures and information. The rangers are helpful and give delightful presentations. One can stay inside or stand outside to view the crater and steam vents.

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great place to view the lava field at night from their observation deck, but be prepared for lots of people to be there too. The deck is always open, but the museum building closes at 7:30. Go later and avoid the crowds.

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Cayucos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

good history and wonderful images of flowing lava... a growing island surrounds you! Wait till dark and see the red glowing plume. Bring a jacket!!!

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Best time to view this caldera is at night when the lava bubbling below lights up the area with its orange glow.

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Howick, Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Remember can be cold/very cold in evening. Museum is excellent and we could have stayed much longer. Park guides there during till sunset, are very helpful and an amazing source of information.

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Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went on a stormy night, thunder, lightening and poring with rain and yet none of this dampened the experience. Absolute must see. The volcano at night time with the red glow was an experience to remember. Iv'e seen the volcano before and only a few feet from the flowing lava before, but this experience is different to close up... More

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