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“Unbelievable star gazing”
Review of Mauna Kea Summit

Mauna Kea Summit
Ranked #1 of 83 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

UNmissable!!!! THis place will blow your mind - I have never seen so many stars. It will stay in my imagination forever

1  Thank Crossbill
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing display of our universe. Wow!!! Incredible to see through the telescopes. Absolutely life changing and a lifelong memory.

Thank Evan B
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must visit -- the view will stick with you for a life time. A photo is unable to capture the full view. Amazing.

Thank michaelhartzell
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

The trip to the summit of Mauna Kea was great. Do not miss it!!!!! We booked with Hawaii Sunset and Trail tours. EXCELLENT. They thought of everything. Very good dinner. Parkas for the cold and a very knowledgeable tour guide.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

I hope you brought your jacket to Hawaii, you'll need it as you climb through the clouds on Mauna Kea, you have two options, stop at the visitor center for some stargazing (roughly 10K elevation) or head for the summit(4WD suggested) either way you're in for fantastic views of the sunset, stars, planets and all that tiny stuff below. Be sure to add some stargazing apps to your phone.

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