Mauna Loa Observatory, Hilo

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#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Hawaii
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  • Mauna Loa is a different Volcano from Mauna Kea or Kīlauea (by Volcano) so many of these reviews are confused. Most tourists do visit Kīlauea and some visit Mauna Kea and few Mauna Loa. That’s a prett...  more »
  • This was a hilarious (and sort of dangerous) curvy drive that I would only recommend if you are looking to fill a spare 1.5- 2 hours before or after Mauna Kea. Don't make a special trip here. That bei...  more »
  • This is the other summit of the island, at the south of Mauna Kea, and there is a single lane road that gets you there. The ascent is fairly long and we found a few geocaches along the way. It doesn't...  more »
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