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Crater Rim Drive, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have traveled to the volcano many times over the years and enjoyed this most interesting museum and collection of information about Kilauea but since the recent eruption activity, please note that the museum is closed due to unstable areas under and around the building. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank bcjrmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hope they can rebuild to their amazing displays after the volcano events. It was a tremendous place for a volcano education

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank stmedic911
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

After the volcano activity this summer 2018 the Jagger Museum has been permanently closed due to the unstable ground and damage. They hope to rebuild in a new location, but with the volcano activity stopping for the first time in decades there is no location...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We came by really hoping to be able to get up to Jaggar and see the new crater. The earthquakes tore up roads and damaged the building. Closed to all visitors. Some of the other roads are open. The visitor center is open. No lava...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Reviewed 11 November 2018

The Jaggar was extensively damage during the May 2018 eruptions and subsequent earthquakes. The Crater Trail to Jaggar is closed; the road to Jaggar is closed with a blockade at the Kilauea Military Camp. It appears Jaggar may be beyond repair.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Companion601812
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Park is OPEN. The Jagger museum has sustained substantial damage. It is currently closed. Probably not opening anytime soon but the park is still incredibly impressive. It's totally changed at the Summit. You must visit to really appreciate. History in the making!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MaxHall
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This was the 9th stop on our drive from Waikoloa to Kilauea caldera. This was the goal of our daytrip; to see the caldera at night. We arrived early so were lucky to get a great parking spot. Once the parking lot fills, you need...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank nagiffag
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Seriously, it’s about to fall into Halemaumau. You can’t drive past sulphur banks or KMC. Some things on display at Visitor Center.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We came here last year, and in the evening. It was really cool to look at the lava glow. Bring jackets as it was pretty chilly in the evening, especially when the wind is strong. We went inside the museum when we got too cold,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Legopod
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We visited this museum both during the day and night. I loved the daytime visit because of the stories the park rangers told to the many visitors and the telescopes set up for viewing. The night time view was awesome to see the red glow...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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7 April 2018|
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Response from CarolKanani | Reviewed this property |
The viewing area is accessible at all hours. It nice to go back at night to see the glow from the lava.
26 October 2016|
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Response from jeroenheijmans | Reviewed this property |
I second the above comments... mostly. When we were there Oct '16 it was safe around the museum with hardly even any smell at all. The part that was deemed unsafe (about 50% of the road around the crater) due to gases/fumes... More
3 June 2016|
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Response from Still20 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I rented a car, so I am not sure about public transportation. The Museum is nestled in the national park.