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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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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan to spend all day. The chain of craters road has a lot of pullover places to check out the lava fields but be sure to take water. The walk to the petroglyphs was short but all in the sun, with a constant wind and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Exciting to be standing on one of the world's most active volcanoes. You can still feel the heat and see the steam in spots.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chucks-World
Reviewed 4 September 2019

This is a rather busy place, and for obvious reasons. We inquired at the visitor center about what to do, how to do it and where to do it to maximize our short time on the volcano. We watched the 10 minute video of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank TDHSNJ
Reviewed 6 August 2019

A trip from sea level to a high mountain top is a great day adventure. Passing from the tropical sea side to the cold top of the mountain is fasinating

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 10 July 2019

Our trip to Mt. Kilauea was awesome! We enjoyed the atmosphere, so beautiful! The Rangers were very friendly and answered any questions the family had. The lava flows were interesting, the younger ones were a bit timid but not too much. This is an amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

This is a must stop. Out of all places recommended to us by a ranger, this was the most memorable. It is a long hike but just do it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank laurenk15
Reviewed 24 May 2019

With or without lave, this place is impressive. The rising steam, and Mars like rocks make this a must see.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank RobBoston80
Reviewed 17 May 2019

This shield volcano is th wmost active of the five volcanos on Hawaii. It last erupted in 2018 and it is fascinating to see the lava flows from it.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank 187brianm
Reviewed 7 May 2019

There are no words to describe the view of this volcano. It's like looking into the beginning of the planet.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank BobLeblaw
Reviewed 7 May 2019

My wife and I recently took the cruise of a "lifetime" with friends to numerous islands in the Pacific. During the cruise, we visited Hilo. While on Hilo we travelled to the Kilauea Crater. The sights from this place were amazing. The wonderful colors of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jmacch
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16 May 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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12 January 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