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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

this is the place to go after dark to see the glow from the lava. the other cool thing is the night sky! I have never seen so many stars all at once In my life! Make sure to bring jackets though as it gets quite chilly and wind at night.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very interesting. Lots of great reads and displays along with an awesome gift shop with pretty reasonable prices

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Volcano, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the best view of Halema'uma'u crater you will get in the park. You can see into the crater where the smoke cloud originates, but you cannot see lava. The museum is small but has some nice exhibits, like the seismographs. The real treat is going there at night to see the cloud of volcanic gas GLOWING ORANGE. It's... More

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Houston TX
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Since you can't get up close and personal with the volcano, this is the best place to go for a volcano view. Also the museum and ranger talks are very informative. Highly suggest you go after dusk to see the red glare from the active volcano, but don't drive hours to do this, seeing it for ten minutes is plenty... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I recommend The Jaggar Museum for end of day from 5:00 to 7:30 closing. This will allow you plenty of time to browse the museum and secure a place for viewing "lava glow" from the crater as dark approaches. I can't say enough about how amazing the Volcano National Park is overall, it's a must see in your lifetime of... More

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Kelso, Scotland
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88 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you only go to one place in Volcanoes National Park, then go here. At night, it is where you get the best views of the glow from the magma lake. This in itself is a must do. In the day you can see the whole caldera, and it is breathtaking. The museum has fantastic displays about the volcano and... More

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