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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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Evergreen, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The exhibits here are informative and displayed well. Good traffic flow as well. We attended one talk by a Volunteer and she was courteous and knowledgeable. But the claim to fame here is at sunset with great views of the glowing crater. Be prepared for crowds. They even have parking attendants and traffic control. LOL But its worth the hassle.... More

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Breda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Jaggar Museum offers insight into the Kilauea Volcano. Exhibits give a good perspective into the history and development of the volcano. Hawaii is the largest yet youngest of the islands, and as a result, hosts much volcanic activity. From the museum, one can witness the volcano in action, at a safe distance. Although there is no lava flowing into... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to the Volcano house and Jagger Museum at night time trying to see the red glow. Jagger Museum offered a better view of the red glow. We even got some really nice pictures of the glow.

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