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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: (808) 985-6000
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Excellent view of the Kilueau Caldera

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Inland Northwest, Us
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Inland Northwest, Us
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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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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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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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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great place to learn about how the volcano is formed etc. Also a great place to view the currently active volcano from a distance of course.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here at night to see the glow of the magma coming from the volcano - best to go later to avoid the crowds at sunset.

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This museum at the caldera at Volcano National Park does much to explain the workings of Volcanoes and there are a number of interesting displays. The Park Rangers give very interesting and informative talks just out side the museum on a regular basis. There is no fee for the museum other than the park entrance fee.

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Fayetteville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There is a lot of info packed in this modest building, including seismographs and the difference between Hawaiian shield volcano (10% of world's volcanoes) and explosive one like Mt St Helen's that we visited years ago. The geographic history as well as the goddess Pele and her sister's story. Great topographic map showing all Hawaiian islands and their relationship as... More 

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Franklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was incredible to see this plume of red stream coming from the volcano. The museum is small but the rangers are knowledgeable. Take a look at the mural is the boat coming towards or away from the island?

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