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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 8089387842
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Lava Flow

Simply amazing, but I have no idea what others were talking about regarding a three mile hike (6 round trip). We headed down route 130 to the very end. You park and then you start... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply amazing, but I have no idea what others were talking about regarding a three mile hike (6 round trip). We headed down route 130 to the very end. You park and then you start walking and walking and walking. I think the "three miles" referred to the end of the Kalapana portion, but that's the beginning of the state... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views of the lava in the dark after sunset. Go to end of Highway 130. Follow the signs for lava viewing and after sunset watch the stream of lava, no more than 4miles away from you (don't try to reach it). Amazing place and amazing beauty

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Temple City, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering Kalapana from Hwy130 to 137. The locals have made a path of red rock out over the Pahoehoe lava so visitors can walk way out on the flow. People have put coconuts into cracks in the lava and new trees are growing. It is fun to visit and see this recent addition of land to Uthe island!

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Thank LauraJean S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited from both sides. There is the town of Kalapana which has a few shops/eateries with a "new" black sand beach. Coming back a bit from here, driving West towards the national park will take you along a gravel road with hardened lava on either side as far as they eye can see. There are houses cropping up on the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

You get to see up close the devastation of nature, and how strong it is. It's impressive. People have started to rebuild on top of the lava flow.

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Thank CatDLN
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wonderful trip to see the lava spurting up. Best seen at night, but good in the day also. Go soon. It has not been as active since 1999 and the activity won't last. Remember if you are over 60 you can bye a lifetime pass for ~$20 that gets you in free to all National parks and monuments.

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Thank James W
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Scenic drive from Hilo to Kalapana and Puna coastline, you will see lava rocks everywhere, lava cliff and black sand beaches. You will also pass through the MacKenzie State Park and Lava Tree State Park, worth spending time wonder around. Consider just stop anywhere by the roadside and walk towards the coastline, you may find some scenic sites not mentioned... More 

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Wildomar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

It's worth seeing the dead end where the lava meets the ocean. You have to drive down the Chain of Craters drive in the Volcano National Park to get to it. The scenery is beautiful and it didn't feel like an 18 mile drive at all. It goes quick because of the stops you could do along the way.

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Thank Kilpatricks
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The world's most beautiful black sand beach, Kaimu Beach, was destroyed by lava flow in 1990. We were amazed by the size of the lava flow as we walked across it out to the "New Black Sand Beach" which was created by locals with baby coconut palms and sand.

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Thank Scott T
Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Mother natures work of art, no 2 lava flows are alike. It's great to see it up close actually stand on lava.

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