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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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Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Fort Pierce, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is small but informational. It is next to a great place to view the volcano's crater and see the glow at night.

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Honolulu
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum sits at the closest accessible point to the crater, and at night, the glow from the lava is spectacular. The ongoing seismic activity is visible on monitors, and there are park rangers to provide information and updates. It's free, child friendly (try to jump at the jump station to make the seismograph move...great fun), and always provides some... More

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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a good museum that is informational to people of all ages. The views are great. I recommend going around 6:30 P.M and sitting inside until closing (7:30). Make sure you are dressed warmly , as it will be cold outside, but by sitting inside one can avoid the cold. There are only a few indoor benches so make... More

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Escondido, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The museum is small but informational. The view of the volcano is great at this location. The museum can get crowded as the tour buses drop visitors off.

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Onancock, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The views from the museum are great, and the artwork and geologic exhibits inside are very interesting as well. Learned a lot not just about the geology of volcanoes, but also about ancient Hawaiian mythology. Great gift shop too.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was cold and rainy the afternoon we came here. I understand it is like that more often than not, so bring a wrap or possibly a rain slicker. There are lots of excellent displays inside if you need a quick warm up before venturing back out into the glow. It was nice to see big groups of teens and... More

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