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Jaggar Museum

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very informative staff and exhibits, has a little gift shop. No food sold there. Better off bringing a water bottle that you can refill from their water fountain.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

During the day you will see the venting smoke and gases. At night I recommend you bring a tripod for your camera so you can get the glow of the vent properly as well at the surrounding sides of the crater. They keep the lights off at night so you can get a good picture.

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Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The museum is filled with lots of information and cool displays. And at the time we were there, the only location to see the glow of the lava - which can only be seen at dark.

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The inside displays are awe inspiring and well presented. We were there after dark and the glowing crater and massive stars on the clear night were unbelievable. Absolutely breathtaking evening.

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Union, New Jersey
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336 reviews 336 reviews
139 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a very good museum with very informative exhibits about Hawaii and volcanos . . . . plus the view from the lookout point is exceptional. I am told that Jaggar Museum's overlook is the best place to view the current eruption that began March 11, 2008. It is located inside Volcanos National Park. Like most National Parks, there... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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48 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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