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Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Aloha everyone, OK, so maybe Mauna Loa summit by way of the Mauna Loa Trail isn't on everyone's "bucket-list", but it was on mine... so, after several months of careful planning, a good safety plan, and a last check of the forecast, off I went....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I wanted to see active lava hitting ocean and creating new land. The whole creation aspect was very exciting! We were staying on the Kona Airport side of the island so it was a 3 hour drive to the park. $20 to...More

8  Thank SaritaPagina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But not all of it. Jaggar museum is closed. The visitor center is open. Some of the trails are open. There is currently no visible lava flowing.

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the National Park some time after the Kilauea late spring eruptions and the volcano had quietened down somewhat although hot steam jets were still shooting out of various areas showing signs of activity. Many of the trails had been lost...More

Thank charles s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a amazing place. Sadly no lava flow and all trails closed. Due to safety concerns over half the park is closed to access. Long winding drive to the coast to see the blow hole. Overall a amazing place to see Gods creations and see...More

Thank Uncledaves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lava rock and sulfur gas all over - truly incredible. This was the 1 thing i wanted to see on the Big Island, and i way more than met my expectations. I had seen videos online but in person was way more.

Thank Mctalker
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved spending the day here during our time on the Big Island. We were lucky to visit before the major devastation of Kilauea, so we were able to do some more of the hikes and walks offered around the park. It's amazing to see

Thank kaelaceleste
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular hikes through lava fields with excellent signage & guided ranger talks about lava & volcano formation. Views over craters with steam spouting out of the crust & also out of steam vents all around the summit. Excellent arts centre. Could easily spend days exploring....More

Thank bqgore
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip here was a few months after the volcano and lots of the park was closed off due to roads damaged by the volcano. We did visit and had 4 rangers on the cusp of the volcano , explaining what happened and the different...More

Thank 750asham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the park at least five times however it was my friends first time. Some of the parts of the park were closed due to the recent activity. We spent some time at the steam vents, crater and sulfur banks. I really never fully...More

Thank worldseatraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was rainy, and voggy (volcano steam fog), it is amazing to be in this place. The National Park Service Rangers were informative and willing to share how the volcanoes eruptions effected their work and their lives. The changes in the landscape is amazing....More

Thank ERSK1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The steam vents and the caldera were so amazing to see! We also got to see old lava from a flow in the 1970’s. Definitely a must-see if you’re on The Big Island!

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11 November 2018|
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Response from RonCentralCA | Reviewed this property |
On your own using a vehicle. The park just re-opened 22-Sep after the infamous April eruptions. Lava flows have stopped - for now. Plan at least 5 hours there. See my review just entered including 2 best hikes. Was... More
9 July 2018|
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Response from DivikGlobal | Reviewed this property |
No there are no boats as of now. The security agencies have banned the Lava viewing. As the situation is dangerous. It will open up once the eruptions are in control.
19 June 2018|
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Response from Advait2015 | Reviewed this property |
Went by road. Did not use a boat