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Kilauea Volcano

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
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An active volcano.

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This was a bucket list item for me. The key is to go at dusk or after dark. The first time I went, I went during the day, and Kilauea is just a bunch of grey smoke/steam during... read more

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Annalisa H
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Makawao, Hawaii
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Makawao, Hawaii
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133 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a bucket list item for me. The key is to go at dusk or after dark. The first time I went, I went during the day, and Kilauea is just a bunch of grey smoke/steam during the day. I heard that the time to see it is after dark, but it turns out you don't have to wait... More 

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Thank Annalisa H
Charleston, West Virginia
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There is a nice observation point at the peak of the mountain that affords a view of the Kilauea crater as well as Mauna Kea in the distance. Fire is visible in the crater and is a spectacular sight after nightfall. There are trails for hiking as well as lava tubes to walk through and steam vents to observe. A... More 

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Eugene, OR
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's been one of the privileges and thrills of my life to witness this volcano many times since my first experience in December, 1959 when, as a young teenager staying at the Volcano House with my family, I saw my first spectacular eruption. It was breathtaking and amazing, and because of that experience, I have had a lifetime fascination with... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We took an evening ride and were not disappointed. The volcano was gurgling lots of molten lava and spewing sulphery smelling smoke for all to see.

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Thank harryg713
Wisconsin
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a must see if you are on the big island of Hawaii. They have a great information center, and exceptional viewing areas.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The most active volcano in the world. A visitor centre explains what has happened here. Lava flows constantly to the sea. Viewed from the sea at night the flow is quite dramatic. As a result the Big Island grows bigger day by day though the new land is barren and useless at present.

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Auburn, California
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my fourth visit to Kilauea. The volcano changes constantly, so visitors never have the same experience. My number one TIP: Ignore your nice hotel room on the other side of the island and stay overnight at Volcano House. You need at least a whole day to see everything, and if you stay to see the lava at night,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

After arriving at our hotel we decided to drive the 2 1/2 hr drive to the volcano so to get a better view in the evening when much darker. The lava if any will be seen better. The roads are slow going getting out onto more open roads. If driving you have to stop at the Punalu'u bakery and have... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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498 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Seeing the lava flow from our ship at night was a spectacular experience. We saw Kilauea during the day and lava flowing into the Pacific at night. These are wonderful opportunities to see raw nature.

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Brooklyn, NY
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175 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I have to give this 5 stars because of the sheer magnificence of this natural formation. The wonder it deserves goes without saying. A couple of tips, however... A drive to the volcano park will let you drive through the steam vents on the side of the volcano. Another 1.2 miles up the road brings you to the Jaggar Museum... More 

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