Crater Rim Drive, Island of Hawaii

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Crater Rim Drive is located in Island of Hawaii. Plan to visit Crater Rim Drive during your Volcano vacation using our convenient Volcano trip planner.
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  • This is a short drive, but well worth the time. There were a number of stopping points on the drive, interesting how at each of the planned stops things can look so different. Yes you are close to an ...  more »
  • This short drive takes you to some of the major sites in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - the crater, steam vents, Kilauea Visitor Center, Devastation Trail. You can spend as much or as little time as...  more »
  • So interesting to see views of the simmering volcano, steam vents, and vegetation struggling to survive as you travel on Crater Rim Drive.  more »

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Volcano remains compact, so accommodations are pretty straightforward. Bed and breakfasts, cottages, and lodges represent most of the options here, but you'll also find a couple of hostels/budget inns. Most establishments feature traditional Polynesian architecture. Many accommodations sit near the access road to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, but a few are set a bit farther away from it.
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