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Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

If your coming from kona expect a long day of driving but we felt like this was well worth it. Leave early because your going to be in the car for a long while (aprox 2.5 hours each way) we also didn't see lava flows...More

1  Thank Rguns
Reviewed 8 March 2012

wish we would have taken the helicopter or boat to see it in the dark. Not as impressive by day

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Although some of the roads and trails were closed due to high sulphur content of the air, driving to the visitor's center & the Caldera was worth the 3 hour drive from our hotel. I have been to Mt. St. Helens in WA state, so...More

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank capitollover
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The volcanoe is pretty neat to see but the whole drive was beautiful and i would take a friend to go see it again! we went at night so you can see the lava glow!

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

We booked this one-day trip through Viator and run by Polynesian Adventures. This was going to be one of the highlights of our Haiwaii vacation and cost me almost $1000.00for a day trip. This cost was a very large part of our budget and was...More

Date of experience: November 2011
4  Thank tonyw1uk
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We walked sulphur trail then went on ahead to the Observatory. Grandeur, beauty just doesn't begin to describe the landscape, the feel. Our 5+mile walk was perfect late morning; Ranger Tyler, a local youth, was informative, sweet - aloha spirited. Bring water, wear strong shoes,...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Marilyn E
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I most enjoyed the black sand beach and the sulfur banks, but it was also amazing to walk through a lava tube and see a smoking crater. Unfortunately the inner crater was closed when we were there. Still, what an experience!

Date of experience: April 2011
Thank lizzy b
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We were staying on the west side of the island so it was a long drive, walked through the crater, but wasn't up for all the hiking trails. It was neat walking through the crater, but really you walk and walk and walk and it's...More

Date of experience: February 2012
2  Thank michelle1414
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Hawaii's Volcano National Park is truly amazing. The Kilauea caldera is very impressive and at night you can see the red glow from the molten lava that sits below the crater's rim. We spent 2 days in the park, but for us the most impressive...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank niagarariverfatman
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This is locaed in the wettest part of the USA and they charge you 10 bucks to drive in with not much guarantee of seeing anything. Buy a DVD of the lava on a good day filmed from a helicopter is my recommendation

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Response from shorti04 | Reviewed this property |
The visitors center that opens at 9am has plenty of guides to help you decide where to go and what is open.
29 December 2018|
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Response from Moo1964 | Reviewed this property |
No it was closed mid December too when we travelled there.
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