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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited the Kilauea crater & Thomas A Jaggar museum. What a great experience. Our 2 kids loved hiking down into the crater & walking across (it’s about 4 kms across) then switch backs up. Easy hike & well worth it. Bring water &...More

Thank coreyk995
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Our cruise ship sailed by one of the active fissures of Kilauea Volcano. What an awesome site! We were close enough that I got great pictures. Best seen at night. We saw it at dawn when the ship came into port, but the best viewing...More

Thank MurfeeW
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Viewed from the lookout point at the museum, the Kilauea volcano is located along the southern shore of the island, the volcano is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago. It is the second youngest of the...More

Thank Karrst
Reviewed 25 June 2018

You can watch as new earth is brought forth by this amazing volcano. Take the county road outside of the park for the best viewing.

Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is definitely not a routine holiday destination. While I am writing this review the volcano must be devastating the area and changing the landscape of big island. But visiting the Kilauea Volcano and spotting the lava as shown in my pictures is once in...More

4  Thank DivikGlobal
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were in a tour group that visited Kilauea Volcano the day the recent eruptions started. We were viewing the crater at the ranger station when the first earthquake hit and the smoke started billowing. The ranger station has a visitor center with a small...More

3  Thank tlahuele
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Good morning from the top of Kilauea volcano. We live just outside the National Park. Our vantage point of what is going on at the summit doesn’t get much closer. It is a beautiful day here. The birdsong is extravagant and celebratory. You would never...More

13  Thank tikiznbamboo
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

It's so much to do and see, this is my second time here. Came to visit Madame Pele, and even when was cloudy, the steam vents and all trails really worth the visit. Will come back.

Thank live2Spalove2travel
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We went April 10th early AM. To our surprise, the caldera was spewing lava! It was a lucky sight! Highly recommended

Thank Castelsa1
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

To visit the Kīlauea is a must. Be early or very late there to see the glow of the lava and to be able to listen to the volcano. It’s amazing that you can park so close to an active volcano and actually watch the...More

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Janet B
30 June 2017|
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Response from Ellen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, regular car fine. As suggested, take comfortable hiking shoes and H20, and sunscreen. There is a great center there, and a wonderful restaurant nearby.
Gina H
24 March 2017|
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Response from Mike5466 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to be part of tour granted you have your own transportation. We just grabbed a map from the Park Visitor Center. Enjoy but make sure you have a good windbreaker. The wind, even when warm, can really kick... More