Mauna Loa Observatory, Hilo

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Mauna Loa Observatory is located in Hilo. Take a look at our Hilo online holiday planner to schedule your visit to Mauna Loa Observatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Coming from Hilo the beginning of the road to the left, a few hundred metres before the road to get to the Mauna Kea. It is fully paved and accessible from any type of car. There is no visitors center and also the entrance to the Observatory is forbidden to non-specialists. But it's still interesting to go through the many past on lava flows: worth stopping in plots obtained at the side of the road. Very impressive views of Mauna Kea in front of the hotel.
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  • September 13, 2017
    The drive to the top of Mauna Kea is long and bumpy; parts of it not paved, but it is so worth it. The views along the drive of the clouds below are remarkable. It is extremely windy at the top, so we...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    Star gazing at it's finest. Bundle up because it gets extremely cold when the sun sets but so worth the temps.  more »
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  • May 7, 2015
    Thank you for letting us know about the status of CO2 in our atmosphere!
  • May 9, 2017
    Mauna Loa Observatory, 1437 Kilauea Ave #102, Hilo, HI 96720
  • February 4, 2015
    Fantastic!
  • October 21, 2015
    Salah Shahade
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A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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