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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
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Ann D wrote a review Feb 2020
Bowie, Maryland162 contributions60 helpful votes
We saw a wonderful 1-hour planetarium show (Skies Above Hawaii), The speaker was so interesting that even kids were spell-bound. There are many other shows throughout the day. We also went through the exhibit area which was very interesting and very hands-on. A great venue for kids. There's an outside garden that you can walk through but it began to rain just as we started out so we decided to forego the walk. There's also a café but we were there on a Sunday and they were serving a buffet.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Zuum wrote a review Feb 2020
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii14 contributions9 helpful votes
This was hugely disappointing, with narrators that made up veeeery corny love stories to go along with the views. And we were subjected to a garish psychedelic light show with 2 loooong rock songs at the end. This might have been entertaining for middle schoolers... We were told there was another show on Saturday with a different theme which we had considered seeing until after we saw this one. We've immediately decided NOT to go, so decidedly that I've even forgotten what the 2nd show will be... OMG it was awful. And I like astronomy...
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Date of experience: February 2020
MeleVisitor wrote a review Feb 2020
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We enjoy going to Imiloa each year when we visit Hawaii. The exhibits are always very interesting and the docents knowledgeable and helpful. The interactive satellite exhibit n which the docent could zoom in on sights around the world (such as a personal address ala Google Earth) was awesome. The planetarium shows are always amazing and assist in finding interesting objects in Hawaii’s incredibly dark sky. Also, we enjoy a very tasty lunch at the cafeteria each trip. Well worth the trip and admission.
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Date of experience: February 2020
ajtibbitts wrote a review Feb 2020
Wahiawa, Hawaii29 contributions1 helpful vote
Very interactive for the kids and the best observatory I’ve ever been to! They truly bring astronomy and Hawaiian history to life, completely worth the trip!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Juergen D wrote a review Feb 2020
Sechelt, Canada54 contributions31 helpful votes
The displays and the explanations that went with them both in Hawaiian and in English were very well done, informative and easy to understand. These included hands-on displays for younger folks. The Astronomy Center is a vital asset to the whole island of Hawaii and merits full support! I appreciated the careful explanation of the planetarium show titled Over Hawaiian Skies and the other one I saw about the 13 telescopes on the mountain top. I did feel that the first show I saw (Skies...) might have been offered with additional effects I have seen at many other planetariums. However, I liked the slower pace of explanations offered and learned more about what planets and stars I can now identify.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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