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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-985-6000
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Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a...

Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and walls from zero to 120 meters high.

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Mighty, Smoking, Fiery Highlight!

The Kilauea volcano is a huge, multi-faced one with many, many features--all worth seeing at Hawaii Volcanoes NP! The active crater itself is huge--HUGE! Seen from the Jagger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jcwill5
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McMinnville, Oregon
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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Kilauea volcano is a huge, multi-faced one with many, many features--all worth seeing at Hawaii Volcanoes NP! The active crater itself is huge--HUGE! Seen from the Jagger Museum (best viewpoint), we were struck by its magnitude and width and depth. The day we visited the crater's lava lake was especially active the entire day--which is unusual. And, obligingly, the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volcano is a spectacular place. You do not do it justice if you just do a quickie tour. A couple of full days minimum. We went on the crater rim drive and stopped at all of the vantage points. We did not see any need to trek down to the volcano floor from the rim. It would be ok going... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 had a great visit to Volcanoes - very informative rangers and visitor centers, and great hikes and sights to see. Bring water to drink!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are more fond of trails with trees and other lush greenery. Upon descent and ascent the landscape is beautiful. During the actual volcano lava terrain, it was rather dull an lifeless. The terrain is definitely one of a kind and something I will never forget. Footing gets a little rocky or slippery so just be aware... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures don't really do this place justice, you really need to experience it in person. It is quite amazing.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can actually see how the earth was formed when you see the lava flows and the different types of lava. It was very interesting and we really enjoyed learning about it all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is Amazing.,You need at least 3 hour time to visit all the area.You can drive around the park.There is 20 minute short Filim show in the visiting area one of the site is still smoking .other areas you can see and feel the hot steam coming from under ground .also some rare plants are growing on the lava... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly, it was cold up high on the volcano, so dress appropriately. Hawaii is warm, but only in the coastal areas, at higher elevations it can get chilly. We went up on a cold, cloudy night to see Kilauea activity, as there was a small earthquake during our week there. The clouds parted and we were able to see the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was cold and raining during our sunset visit but the glowing crater still made the trip worthwhile. An amazing sight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The world's largest active erupting volcano and you can drive your car up to it? How can you pass on that? There are bathrooms, a museum, rangers, etc. Stay late and watch the eruption at night! Bring a rain coat just in case!

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