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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a...

Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and walls from zero to 120 meters high.

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Strongest musti-sensory experience!

In my visiting the world, walking on Kiluea Volcano has been the strongest multi-sensory experience ever! The warmth, the colors, the smell, the excitement of being on a fresh... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In my visiting the world, walking on Kiluea Volcano has been the strongest multi-sensory experience ever! The warmth, the colors, the smell, the excitement of being on a fresh new ground... seing the world living "lymph" taking shapes has been absolutely the strongest experience ever had! Nobody should leave Hawaii without having seen this site... (very dangerous site, please take... More 

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Thank Elena F
Kennesaw, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending on safety conditions, one can see venting gases (mainly SO2), lava glows, old and recent craters and old and new lava flows.

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Thank FamilymanDoug
Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blessed to see active red lava activities outside Jagger Museum. The weather was cooperative. We first saw that one place in crate had red lava, after a while another place erupted in the same crate, it was exciting moment for all visitors. The views can be missed.

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Des Moines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had hoped to see lava the day we went but it was cloudy and a little miserable and all we saw was steam. So that's why I can't rate it a 5 but that has nothing to do with anything anyone could control. I still had a lot of fun even though I wasn't feeling the best that day.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to see this amazing sight at night from the ocean as our cruise ship, The Pride of America, sailed by it on our way between Hilo and Kona. We also got to see it from the crater rim, while we visited Hawaii Volcano National Park. It was amazing to see while so active. We could see orange/red lava... More 

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We feel so lucky to have seen the active lava lake on a clear day in December. I have been to several other volcanoes but this is the one that filled my expectations.

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Thank Gail S
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the smoke pour out of the crater within the caldera was unlike many things you see in your life. We were not lucky enough to see lava but on the free walking tour (highly recommend) and a film showing in the theater in the visitor center did a great job of picturing what the lava would be like. WOuld... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the parking lot of the museum after dark and walked to the overlook, where already a lot of people were present. Anyway we found a spot with good view. Impressive - but far away.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Caldera with its fountain of molten lava is simply mind blowing. It is also surrounded by steam and when we went it was raining lightly meaning there was a fine mist, making it even more otherworldly. At night this place comes alive with colour and the visitor centre stays open until 8 which contains a great explanation of how... More 

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Take your time when walking into and out of the crater and follow the pyramid of rocks and take your time and watch your step because it is ALL WORTH IT!!

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