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All reviews after dark kilauea caldera great place to view visit at night bring binoculars active volcano volcanic activity observation deck national park interesting exhibits lava cake gift shop orange glow steam coming ranger talk vantage point great place to learn
Great place to learn about the National Park’s history, volcanoes in general and lava. It’s open until 8pm so it’s a great place to visit in the evening before going to see the lava glow. You can easily spend anywhere from 15 minutes to an...More
Take the time to come to the museum at night to view the glowing in the Kilauea Caldera. Informative exhibits in the museum detailing the geology of volcanoes, the types of lava, real time monitors and the history of eruptions here at Volcanoes NP. Essential...More
We headed up here around sunset to see the volcano at night. What they don't tell anyone is that the main parking lot fills up and they send you to one about a half mile walk away with no explanation. So, once you park it's...More
This is the first thing you come across when you enter the park.There are restrooms and water here,plenty of parking, a gift shop.They play films about volcanos that are interesting.Be sure to go across the street to the volcano house, do not even move your...More
On the day we went it took 2 and bit hours to arrive. Started raining the creater was steaming and in the distances you could see lava blasting into the air. The skies cleared for a moment for us to take photos before cloud came...More
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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
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 was closed by authorities.
However, I said "mostly", because (a) we're not the experts and (b) conditions change sometimes even daily. Although officials might tend to stay a overly on the safe side, it's still wise to at least check their advice right before your trip.
- (TripAdvisor doesn't allow for direct links in answers, so you'll have to use this info to get to the right site yourself) google for "nps dot gov safety volcanic fumes"
There's a section about "SAFETY", fumes, etc. in there. It also links to this:
- (again, no links on TripAdvisor allowed) google for "hawaiiso2network current air quality"
Again, around the museum seemed okay short while ago (plenty of very small children, and no worried rangers telling people to be concerned), but stay up to date and make a conscious decision yourself.
By the way: it's an awesome sight!! Enjoy.