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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  • This is one of the main reasons to go to the Big Island weather the lava is flowing or not. This is our second time here and what a show the volcano was putting on. The last time there was no lava not...  more »
  • How could the most active volcano in the worth rate anything but a five star? It was incredible and amazing and awe inspiring. We were lucky that the lava level was high enough that we could see it ea...  more »
  • You could try ago Jagger Museum 12/2016, the Red magma. Can see lava running with a telescope, I was impressed. I think if you go next on the ferry near the lava I want.
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