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Mauna Kea Observatories, Island of Hawaii

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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  • Must do! Not for children. Need 4 wheel drive to drive to top. Freezing cold, prepare. Stop at visitor's center and head to top arriving 30 min before sunset. Hydrate. 
  • Unfortunately, even with hurricane watches Madeline and Lester we did not call the observatory to get the weather. We believed the tour company saying " it is suppose to be fine" . We checked out the ...  read more »
  • My husband and I are true fans of the Big Island! Having traveled over half a dozen times we had yet to make the trek to the top of Mauna Kea...shame on us! This time we rented a jeep and on our way t...  read more »
  • Breath taking! Literally top of the mountain is hard to breath. But once acclimated the most astonishing stars you will ever witness with the naked eye. They got scopes but the eye could take more in. Dress warm no beach clothing. Trust me bad idea lol!
  • Bring a jacket! Worth the drive.
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