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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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Go at night and see the glow! It's amazing

Great place to view the crater, go at night to see the glow!! We were told to head there after 8pm to avoid crowds. The museum was a good source of information and the rangers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to view the crater, go at night to see the glow!! We were told to head there after 8pm to avoid crowds. The museum was a good source of information and the rangers were very helpful!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The park is open 24/7 so we took advantage and came here at night to see the lava glowing. It is an amazing experience!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We didn't have much time to spend in the Volcano Park but did get there in time to see the crater glowing from the lava. The viewing area at the museum was very good. Don't bother making a reservation at the volcano house restaurant if you actually want to see the glowing crater. You can barely see it from the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The museum is interesting to visit while you wait for the dark. The parking lot can get quite busy around dusk and it is hard to find a parking spot. The museum contains interesting facts and data about the area and has a nice gift shop. There is a large deck outside - accessible also after the museum closes -... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Don't miss the Jaggar Museum parking lot overview, especially at night. The view is stunning, the best in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The views are amazing and the museum is very interesting and informative. The museum is open day and evening (until 8pm in July 2015), but go at night in the full dark to see the crater.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We arrived at this place about ½ an hour before dark, and that was plenty of time to go through the content. Gift shop was nice, and contained Things we wanted to get hold on. The view to the Volcano was good, although we would have liked a Little more activity from it ;-)

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice museum. Got to see the suit that was burned up. The best part was watching the glow as night fell. The orange lava glow as a site to see.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Small museum, very informative, but what is most important - it is just at the edge of Kilauea crater. When we visited for 2 nights, lava was boiling and there were millions of stars in the sky - priceless moments. Make sure to bring a rain jacket for those days when weather is not too favorable. What you are going... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum is not that big but well worth a visit. It's free of charge. It's right by the crater of the volcano and you have really good views from there. You can read about eruption history, watch film about lava flows and touch real lava. (harden of course). Fun for a short time before you go out for one... More 

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