Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Walk through lava tubes, explore a trail that leads to where a lava flow has incinerated everything in its path, and learn about Mt. Kilauea, the youngest and most active shield volcano in the state. Eruptions from the volcano that started in 1983 continue today. Located inside Hawaii Volcanos National Park, the crater has many steam vents and one massive one that glows in the dark, called the caldera. The best place to see the caldera lit up at night is from the observation deck of the museum, where you can also learn more about the volcano's history. Remember to dress warmly and bring a raincoat, as it tends to rain frequently near the volcano. Plan your visit early in your trip in case you need to come back another day due to poor visibility caused by the frequently foggy conditions. Also keep in mind that accessibility to certain areas is dependent on volcanic activity. Put Mt. Kilauea into our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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  • In my visiting the world, walking on Kiluea Volcano has been the strongest multi-sensory experience ever! The warmth, the colors, the smell, the excitement of being on a fresh new ground... seing the ...  more »
  • Lava craggy dark and smooth gray-ish and there are two types. How to smooth out slowly, hardened. Become a Satan-like pattern. Walk on's and advanced courses. 30 minutes walking around and enjoyed the view of the Earth.
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  • Depending on safety conditions, one can see venting gases (mainly SO2), lava glows, old and recent craters and old and new lava flows.