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Kilauea Volcano

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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An active volcano.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lava tube” (11 reviews)
“national park” (11 reviews)
“jagger museum” (7 reviews)
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-985-6000
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"lava tube"
in 11 reviews
"national park"
in 11 reviews
"jagger museum"
in 7 reviews
"viewing area"
in 6 reviews
"steam vents"
in 7 reviews
"halema uma u crater"
in 2 reviews
"lower lot"
in 2 reviews
"active crater"
in 3 reviews
"the big island"
in 18 reviews
"lava flow"
in 7 reviews
"observation deck"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 3 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 2 reviews
"lava cake"
in 4 reviews
"after dark"
in 3 reviews
"bucket list item"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went April 10th early AM. To our surprise, the caldera was spewing lava! It was a lucky sight! Highly recommended

Thank Castelsa1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To visit the Kīlauea is a must. Be early or very late there to see the glow of the lava and to be able to listen to the volcano. It’s amazing that you can park so close to an active volcano and actually watch the...More

Thank KristinMiles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caldera is huge and filled with smoke and steam. Although we were there during the day, amid all the smoke and the steam we did get to see lava bursts from Halema’uma’u crater. The observation area got very crowded so it was a challenge...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was fantastic! Volcanoes National Park was our main draw for the Big Island and it did not disappoint. We returned 2 different days as there are so many points of interest that a single day would make it impossible to see them all. I...More

1  Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got there early before first light and we saw the red glow on a purple sky background. It was cold and drizzling but it was worth it. We then enjoyed a half day at the park. We need to go back because we didn't bring...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Had tried to see this on a circle island cruise years ago but we were turned away from Hilo because of high surf. We considered driving to Hilo from Kona and taking a helicopter tour. However, my husband was qustionably over the weight limit...so since...More

Thank mimigatt
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Take a trip to view an active volcano up close and personal. You get a great view of the simmering volcano on the grounds of the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum.

3  Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

During the day, you can see the steam from the lava rising from the crater and other steam vents in the park. But the lava is usually not visible. At sunset, the lava glows in the crater and you can see it vividly. Although at...More

2  Thank garbagecollector
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

It was a short drive from airport. We also drove completely around the Island, an easy day trip where you can see it all. The waterfalls, Black's and beaches, the lava flowing into the ocean. We rented a car cheaply and saw all for free!

4  Thank jdhorn13
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

There are several places where you can safely and easily view Kilauea, which is very active right now. The best is from the Jaggar Museum, which is at the top of Volcanoes National Park. It's free to visit and you can learn a lot about...More

5  Thank ImGeoff2
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Janet B
30 June 2017|
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Response from islandgirlWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, regular car fine. As suggested, take comfortable hiking shoes and H20, and sunscreen. There is a great center there, and a wonderful restaurant nearby.
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Gina H
24 March 2017|
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Response from Mike5466 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to be part of tour granted you have your own transportation. We just grabbed a map from the Park Visitor Center. Enjoy but make sure you have a good windbreaker. The wind, even when warm, can really kick... More
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