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Keanakakoi Crater Overlook

Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Awe inspiring

Visited here as part of a tour. Bring a jacket, it can get chilly and rainy up here, as well as... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Lynda S
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Great vantage point

We had a terrific vantage point at the Keanakakoi Crater Overlook. From this vantage point, we... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
HOCKPOOH
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Boonton, New Jersey
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here as part of a tour. Bring a jacket, it can get chilly and rainy up here, as well as comfy shoes. But most of all bring yourself and spend a little time looking at the building blocks for this whole island chain in...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had a terrific vantage point at the Keanakakoi Crater Overlook. From this vantage point, we could see the summits of both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. They really were sights to see.

1  Thank HOCKPOOH
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

On Crater rim Drive in Hawaii volcanoes national park is the Keanakakoi crater. Steam and gas clouds are visible from this crater. From a distance you may be lucky enough to see lava erupting from the crater.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

$20 to get in the park for the week....We used the overlook every single time we were in the park, great views during day with steam, smoke and lava splashing even better just after sunset

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

If you're there to see the awesome power of nature, you just can't get enough - and the park has plenty to offer. Plan your visit ahead of time so you don't miss anything. Check out the National Parks Service gov site for Volcanoes National...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Fiery lava bubbling and spewing about 40 feet in the air? Sign me up. We visited in 1999 and it was nothing like it is now. It was awesome to watch before dark, but it got a lot better after dark. We wished we had...More

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Bring your camera/binoculars and spend some time here. Short walk from the park lot. We went after supper at 9:30 pm and avoided the crowds. The crater changed visibly many times while we were there. We went again in the morning and although not as...More

1  Thank OldCarGuy66Plymouth
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

The Park Rangers here are very informative and encourage questions after a brief orientation talk. This is within the boundaries of Volcano National Park and there is a $12.00 fee to enter the park. The pass is good for one-week. There is an excellent view...More

2  Thank Prudy S
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

It's hard to grasp the size of it it's massive. We saw it by day, it's mainly smoke. We went before dawn and it was stunning, to see it change as dawn rose was just something. Moreover we were the only ones there except for...More

3  Thank deukerens
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

That's all my husband could say was wow! The massive size of the whole thing was a great reality check of how powerfulor earth & it's nature can be.

1  Thank SparrowCAT
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