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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park *

This is the closest you'll probably ever get to a live volcano.
This park has multiple sites of historic interest in addition to its spectacularly diverse flora and fauna. You can easily spend an entire day here!

Tags: Free Parking, Park, Architecture, Heritage Site, Tourist Attraction, Cultural Interest

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1 Crater Rim Dr
Hilo, HI 96718
Hilo District, Big Island

(808) 985-6000


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  •   I Love Volcanoes Park!!
    Jork ·

    February 14, 2016

    It is one of the best pleaces of Hawaii!!!

  • February 14, 2016

  •   vacationing at the volcano
    phototim ·

    December 15, 2014

    This is well worth the visit they also have the volcano house or you can stay and you can see the glow of the volcano at night

  • December 15, 2014

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    "Fun place to stay "

    December 5, 2014

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    December 8, 2010

  •   Big Island of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
    YourPalPete ·

    November 7, 2009

    Kilauea Volcano has been called a friendly volcano because of the manner of its eruptions, which are mild rather than explosive. Your biggest risk in a visit is probably air quality, which can be checked in advance on the park website. Kilauea is a shield volcano, which means that it has gentle-sloping sides, so it may not look the way you expect. This is in contrast to the more familiar cone volcano such as Mount St. Helens. I recommend that you begin your visit at the Kilauea Visitor Center to see the informative displays and a movie about volcanoes. Then you can continue your drive and actually see the caldera, which has a black asphalt look to it. You can do a quick drive through the park in a couple of hours, or follow some of the interesting hiking trails if you have the time. The park is open 24 hours a day, and you are more likely to see the glowing lava if you can stay after sunset. Volcano House, a hotel on the park grounds, has a restaurant with interesting views. The park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle.
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