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“Could spend a week in this park!”

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Waterfall Red Lava Glow Viewing Tour from Hilo
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

So much to see and do. $10 for the week to get in. We went to the visitors center, they have restrooms and rangers and info and a small gift store. A short 3/10 of a mile walk from the parking lot is the steam vents, then walk through there to across the street, about 7 10th of a mile to steam vents and walk back to the Volcano House, which is a restaurant, gift shop and overlook where you see the cauldron, really cool. We bought snacks in the store. Drove to Jagger Museum 1.3 miles up the road for a great photo op. Then took crater rim drive, to the Thurstson Lava Tubes, walk through a lava tube, so cool and then stopped along the way to see craters all over the place. We never did drive down to the ocean, we ran out of time and daylight. Great place and a must see. Last Eruption was 1983, its due to blow!

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

The flowing volcanoes are so rare that you just cant leave the island without seeing them. You do have to be lucky to view the flowing lava though. When I visited, the lava was not flowing into the water so I could not really see the flow like they show in all those pictures in every travel magazine. It will help to do a little research and tracking on the volcano activity before planning the trip.
Even though I did not see lava flowing, I still think the place is totally worth it :) You can see the wide crater and the glow from the gases erupting out. make sure you get to the Jagger museum a little before sunset to see the change in colors and the start of the red glow. it was absolutely wonderful

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our family of 7 adults and 3 children, ages 8, 5 and 14 month spent an entire day hiking the different trails and walking on the lava rocks. Unfortunately the lava was flowing in a very inaccessible area but we were still able to view the fiery plume in the crater when it was dark. During the day you see white steam and smoke but at night, it's a bright, flaming red. Most of our group took the 4 mile Kilauea Iki trail down into the crater and then we all walked the Thurston lava tube. We did drive down the Chain of Craters road so we could walk to the area where the lava flowed across the road. The grandkids were suitably impressed with the whole area.

Thank AZ_mom
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

You can see the whole park from the car, but also are rewarded for taking a hike. A great park for all fitness levels, bathrooms are well thought out and located throughout the park.

Thank Adam D
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Amazing place for anyone who is curious about life on earth. From the newly-emerging rocks to the boiling craters, the rainforest to the desert, modern art to ancient petroglyphs--this park will leave you breathless with wonder. Highly recommend the Mauna Loa road for spectacular views, birds, plants. And driving down to the coast along the Chain of Craters Road. And night viewing at Jaggar Museum. and and and and and. . . .Oh, yes, the ranger talks and walks! Well done.

Thank 123carolyn123
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