Star gazing at it's finest. Bundle up because it gets extremely cold when the sun sets but so worth the temps.
About Mauna Loa Observatory
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The mauna loa Observatory is known as a base line Observatory at the foot of mauna loa. Mauna loa has a huge creater and is really for seasoned hikers. There is no visitor center at this site however at mauna Kea there is. Long winding...More
Brilliant journey up to 11,000ft high above the clouds. In fact there were none when we went up and we had excellent views of Moana Kea observatories on the way up. Standing and looking in a lava tube, seeing the 'chocolate bon bons' in the...More
Aloha! I live on the Big Island and came across this to see people are accidently posting reviews here when they actually mean to post for MAUNA KEA! Mauna Kea has a visitor center and is a famous tourist attraction for stargazing. Mauna Loa is...More
After driving up to Mauna Kea and waiting for the clouds to open up for some photo opportunities that never materialized, we headed back down to Hwy 200. A short distance SE on Hwy 200 is the north access road to Mauna Loa observatories. Not...More
long winding drive on poorly maintained road to reach observation area and found view that was less rewarding than what you will find at other locations. if you're into extreme hiking, there's a trail that you can reach at the observation level.
Mauna Kea is where tours take you to the multiple observatory area. Mauna Loa is a paved one lane, 20 MPH access road to a weather obsevatory. I took the drive just to do it. It's a good condition roller coaster road that tricks you...More
The stars are stunning here. But, there are SO MANY TOURISTS that it takes away from the experience. Car headlights are blinding while waiting in lines to look at telescopes. There was someone "pointing out the constellations" with a laser but it was more uninteresting...More
I went on a tour of the Mauna Loa Observatory for approximately $220. We left the hotel at approximately 2:30 from the hotel in Waikola. They drove us to a place where we had a box lunch and then drove up the mountain. Its a...More
Be sure to "Get Involved" with the gorgeous area of Hilo. Plan on hiking and walking a little at each site. Incredible, just incredible. :)