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An 11-mile scenic drive within Volcanoes National Park
Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one big volcano, unfortunately due to damage to ring road and Government shut down we were limited to what we could see and do. The steam vents were still accessible and you could still view main volcano.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1969kai
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We only had time to go through a few attractions along this road -- the Visitor Center, the Thurston Lava Tube, and the Jaggar Museum -- since we also wanted to do the Chain of Craters Drive. We went to the Jaggar Museum after doing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Legopod
Reviewed July 28, 2018

With the continuing collapse of the summit crater of the Kilauea caldera since May 2018 the Rim Drive is longer accessible and portions have been destroyed. Someday, however, I'm sure that it will be repared and reopenned and I very much recommend the drive when...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Dwight H
Reviewed April 5, 2018

How convenient that many of the attractions at Hawaii Volcanoes NP are accessible from this road. The pamphlet that we were given at the park entrance has a very good map which helped us plan and easily navigate the park – from the Visitor Centre...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed January 16, 2018

This is a short drive, but well worth the time. There were a number of stopping points on the drive, interesting how at each of the planned stops things can look so different. Yes you are close to an active volcano, interesting to see the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rose H
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This short drive takes you to some of the major sites in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - the crater, steam vents, Kilauea Visitor Center, Devastation Trail. You can spend as much or as little time as you like at these sites. We also did the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sue G
Reviewed October 29, 2017

So interesting to see views of the simmering volcano, steam vents, and vegetation struggling to survive as you travel on Crater Rim Drive.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank AAHolt
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Crater Rim Drive was a real fun drive. It's located smack dab in the center of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Along our drive we had wonderful views of volcanoes, steam vents, pit craters, underground lava tubes and so much more.

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed August 1, 2017

I would recommend. Please stop and enjoy yourself along the road and take pictures. Just going for a short walk makes it worth it.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank javier g
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Went into the park around 7 when the sun was already setting. You don't have to pay if you go in at this time but the visitor's is closed as well as many other spots. There are many lockouts along the way some include the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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