Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park)

National Park, Volcano
1 Crater Rim Dr
Volcano, HI 96718
(808) 985-6000


  • I created my first lava lamp at this park.
  • Must see: Kilauea Crater, Thurston Lavatube, drive the crater rim and around the park... Surreal! Don't miss the video show at the visitor center.
  • Go to Jaggar museum after dark to see volcano glow!
  • The most dependable and safest place to watch a volcano in action, Kilauea has been erupting continuously for a quarter century.
  • This National Park supports the endangered Hawai'an goose called the Nn.
  • Don't take any lava rocks. It is a bad omen, you will be cursed!
  • Bring a sweatshirt!
  • Great views of the Crater, however dissappointimg that half of the road is closed!
  • Beautiful, a must see for visitors to the island!!
  • Watch out for the Volcano. Wouldn't want anyone to get hurt.
  • If you want to take a picture of the lava glow and stars at night, you will need a tripod. No, your cellphone and iPad won't capture anything... Using an iPad for photography is ridiculous anyway.
  • Amazing! It"s the most wonderful I"ve seen in the world!
  • Visit in the evening to see the volcano glow. Thurston Lava Tube is a must. Walk through a tube which formerly carried liquid-hot magma! Also, bring a jacket, as much of the area is rainy.
  • See which one of your friends gets affected by the bad air quality first.
  • $10 park fee but good for a few days.
  • I don't know where I'm gonna go when the volcano blows!
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  • Bring your hiking shoes. Drive down Chain of Craters for the Petroglyphs and Lava covering the old road. Also prepare for chilly and wet weather. Lots of long sleeved clothing sold here.
  • Check out the Hawaiian mythology books in the gift shop. Very interesting stuff
  • We did the Kilauea Iki hike across the crater, Thurston lava tube, and drove down to the end of Chain of Craters road. Leave lots of time! Buy the ponchos for $3.95 and use the rest of your trip.

Nearby places

Volcano, HI 96785
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