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Mt. Kilauea

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“active volcano” (70 reviews)
“the big island” (75 reviews)
“steam vents” (65 reviews)
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"active volcano"
in 70 reviews
"the big island"
in 75 reviews
"steam vents"
in 65 reviews
"jagger museum"
in 44 reviews
"national park"
in 45 reviews
"lava flow"
in 40 reviews
"visitor center"
in 35 reviews
"chain of craters road"
in 36 reviews
"thurston lava tube"
in 28 reviews
"helicopter ride"
in 7 reviews
"mother nature"
in 10 reviews
"amazing sight"
in 6 reviews
"red lava"
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"mile hike"
in 11 reviews
"volcano house"
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"volcanic activity"
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"live volcano"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Viewed from the lookout point at the museum, the Kilauea volcano is located along the southern shore of the island, the volcano is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago. It is the second youngest of the...More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing View and experience. You may not experience the Volcano Eruption everyday but when it happens no one is allowed to go nearby.

Thank tarajog
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to VNP several times in one week. We didn't see the lava lake on the first visit, but enjoyed it on the other visits.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Simply the most dramatic landscape i've ever seen... no picture does this justice. The deep black of the lava is stunning. It's so difficult to explain - the desolation is complete, terrible, and incredibly beautiful.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The past two weeks (late April-early May, 2018) have been the best time to visit Kilauea and we were lucky enough to be there. The lava flow in the crater is amazing. A once in a lifetime experience.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Lots going on with crater area near top, so it's closer to the road. All the recent earthquakes and spewing is exciting. If the ground becomes hot and crunchy underfoot, be careful. You could be on top of lava flowing underneath.

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

First thing is first, this place cannot control the weather! It is very well known that that side of the island is rainier and often hazy/cloudy. With that said, during the day, you cannot see much. Its pretty awesome to hike around and see the...More

1  Thank bcdrouin
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Wow. What an experience. Not sure that there is anything like this experience anyplace else in the world. Spectacular views that differ between the day and night - recommend coming to see both. Signs say Thomas Jagger Museum - can be confusing if you are...More

Thank Lexi L
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

It was rainy on the volcano side of the mountain (sunny in Kona when we left). We saw NOTHING. We got to walk through the Thurston Lava tube, which had lovely foliage, but was essentially like walking through a train tunnel. We went to the...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is an awesome place to go. We actually got to do a hike within the park out to the active lava flow. We were like 6 feet from flowing lava. It was SUPER hot and flowed very slowly. We took tons of pictures and...More

1  Thank Cindy F
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garretleesmom
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Ralphandralph | Reviewed this property |
NO, there are walls at the Jaggar Museum. Of course you will be there as well..Some areas need constant supervision.
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Yana M
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Ralphandralph | Reviewed this property |
You can rent a car at the Kona airport and drive there yourself. It is near Hilo. Check the park site for directions. If you are renting a car anyway, you just pay $25 per car entry fee at the park entrance no matter how... More
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