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Kaumana Caves Park

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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Way cooler than the Thurston Lava Tube

You need sturdy shoes, and bright flashlights. No cell service deep in caves. Awesome adventure, but creepy if not with a group of people. We were there alone. I kept thinking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You need sturdy shoes, and bright flashlights. No cell service deep in caves. Awesome adventure, but creepy if not with a group of people. We were there alone. I kept thinking we could be murdered, and no one would know for a while. Or our car might not be there when we finished. Obviously, neither happened. After doing this cave,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stumbled upon this place on the drive from Hilo back to Kona - and what an amazing gem! Hidden off the side of the road and a flight of stairs down into the earth are two caves - at least one very, very deep and apparently leading to a giant network of lava tubes. We only went about 40... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always take my visitors here, its an easy and cool site, but be sure to take everything out of your car. There are local guys who stake out the parking area across the street and break into cars when people are inside the caves. We have seen guys loitering twice, just watching visitors. Do everyone else a favor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this cave while visiting Hilo. It is conveniently located near the Rainbow Falls minutes from Hilo. It is also free and not too many tourists and is great for cave beginners like me. Make sure you wear shoes with good traction so you won't slip and fall. A flashlight is required if you want to go in deeper... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Out tour director was very informative and we had great weather, would do it again, its not a big lava tube but then it was my first one.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Worth a stop if you're in the area, but the lava tubes at the Volcano National Park is much better. Don't make a special trip just for this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The caves are neat to see, there is no wheelchair accesibility. There is a huge staircase to walk down to two different caves, its neat to go inside. You need very bright lights (like huge flashlights or spotlights) if you want to venture in father. We didn't and it was kind of creepy getting futher into the cave. There are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We didn't get to venture too far into this lava tube as we didn't have adequate lighting to make our way, but hopefully next time we visit we'll be ready. This is an easily accessible and free park to check out. The parking is across the street from the lava tube entrance and you have to go down a steep... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The road crosses the lava tube so you can go left or right. Wear shoes or boots with good traction, jeans, long sleeves, hat and gloves. You do not want to scratch yourself in lava rock. Bring a lantern, if possible the kind you put in your head because the tube is not lit. I have used my phone to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Free attraction where you can spend 10 minutes stretching your legs after crossing the Island from the Kona airport to Hilo on the way to the volcano. Its not worth a special trip to see it though.

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