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“Not much volcanic activity at present”
Review of Mt. Kilauea

Mt. Kilauea
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 3, 2014

It wasn't the Volcano National Park's fault. Kilauea just wasn't very active when we visited. All you could see was a cloud of gas rising up a few miles away. If you check the Park's website, you can find a link to the live webcam at Jagger Point museum. It will show you what you can see. At night, you can see the lava's reddish-orange glow in the rising gases.

Thurston Lava Tube was interesting and a little cold. It is about 800' long and maybe 20' in diameter. There is some incandescent, but dim, lighting in the tube. Watch your step so you don't walk into a puddle of water!

At steam vents, the steam rising up out of the concrete enclosed vent near the parking lotis VERY hot. Be careful if a gust blows the steam towards you or your children!

2  Thank AtomicEye
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Two different experiences. By day you can see the immense scope and power of volcanos by touring the immense lava flow fields and by night a spectacular view of a glowing volcano.

3  Thank Joe P
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you're going to Hawaii try to make time to visit Kilauea State Park. For the most dramatic views night time is the best but night or day is sure to please. It can be a little tricky walking on the rough terrain so decent shoes are in order, a walking stick can be helpful.

3  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

The crater glow, especially from the Jagger Museum, is awesome. Sometimes, Pele appears in the cloud.

2  Thank Hal72
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

You cannot go to the Island without making the drive to Kilauea State Park. We were staying in Kailua-Kona so the drive to the park took quite a while along a very narrow winding road. Give yourself enough time for the drive and to site see. If you stay in Hilo area the drive would be much shorter. When you enter the park they will advise you of the areas closed because of high sulfur content in the air. There are washrooms and a tourist center just after you enter the park. Make sure to stop because there are not many other facilities along the drive. The Crater Rim Drive is quite spectacular make sure you stop at the lookouts and pull outs. First thing we noticed were the steam vents along the side of the road. Little puffs of white escaping from the earth to evaporate in the air. There are some large vents as well with guard rails around them so you can look and feel the steam. The crater itself is a long way away from the lookouts but the vapor plume rising from it is very visible. In the day time you cannot see the glow of the volcano but apparently a night the glow is very visible, we did not stay to see that. Take your time enjoy the drive and the interesting things along the way.

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