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Mauna Kea Summit

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
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Description: At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the...
At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.
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Fantastic view. Didnt stay until sunset but still awesome. You need a 4x4 but the road is easy. Dont listen to ranger. Its fine for kids. Its v cold so take warm clothes. A once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic view. Didnt stay until sunset but still awesome. You need a 4x4 but the road is easy. Dont listen to ranger. Its fine for kids. Its v cold so take warm clothes. A once in a lifetime activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must do. The evening sunset tour, trip to to the observatory and star gazing was a delight. Great guides, informed and knowledgeable.

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Vienna, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone said you need to go up at night to see the stars. We starting driving to the visitor center. it was cloudy rainy and I said lets just keep going, by the time you get up. there are no clouds and clear. We waited until it was complete;y dark around 9pm. There were protesters that closed visitor center. We... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Mauna Kea has the best summit in the world for the study of astronomy. That Hawaiian cultural as well as scientific contribution (yes, can co-exist) is a proud achievement for Hawaii. Views of sunsets are awesome, looking DOWN at the sun and clouds!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

In recent weeks, the road to the Mauna Kea Summit has been closed from time to time. As of now, it is open, and chances are it will remain so except during snowstorms. We can always hope! The VIS, or visitor's center, remains closed. It is slated to reopen once the effects of the protests on the mountain have been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were worried that we wouldn't be able to go up because of the recent protests but all tours were running- we drove ourself up. It was very foggy and rainy going up there. When you drive past the clouds, it is absolutely stunning. So beautiful. There was even a little bit of snow left up there- and that was... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately it's difficult to visit thanks to the protesters who are illegally staying by the Vistors Center that is now closed. Apparently they have more power that the Park Service or the local police. Don't waste your time driving up there

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Go there if you are there, do not miss the opportunity to see the world from this place it's amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Actually to start from the beginning, we had 3 attempts before we got to top, it was snowing, then stormy weather, then smth else...and mauntain top was closed. It is very advised to check if it is open before You go in their official web - there you see tempareatures, status - open/closed and fog, snow, etc. If the wind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Rain all the way to the visitors center. Center closed due to protesters. Broke through the clouds. Moon was too bright. But with 10x binoculars we could see the sky the way our ancient ancestors did. A sky full of stars. A billboard of stars. A milky way of uncountable numbers. An awkening for our 9 & 11 yr old... More 

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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