We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number:
+1 808-985-6000
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$115.00*
and up
Hilo Volcano Special Tour
More Info
US$238.53*
and up
Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner
More Info
US$150.00*
and up
Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 673 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 353
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
A landscape like no other

Parts of this area was restricted but others not . You could see the path of the lava flow to the sea. The lava tubes and the chain of craters road is fascinating.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
molelady
,
Florence, Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

673 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 426: English reviews
Florence, Kentucky
Level Contributor
330 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parts of this area was restricted but others not . You could see the path of the lava flow to the sea. The lava tubes and the chain of craters road is fascinating.

Helpful?
Thank molelady
West Orange, New Jersey
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much more to say, if you are in Hawaii it is a must see. Not too many places to see a wonder such as this. See any and all of it that you can.

Helpful?
Thank Sm00chie8
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Namakanipio campground has 8 cabins that have all the amenities of tent camping with a few others. There's a roof over your head with 4 walls which is wonderful when it rains or is windy up there. (which is often) Another amenity is hot water in the community shower which is a rarity in most campgrounds, and comfortable down comforters.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank TNAllison
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the volcano site during the day and at dusk, early evening. Not to be missed in the evening or early morning when you can see the lava glowing from underground.

Helpful?
1 Thank Marci W
Austin, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
454 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place of great historic and naturalist value. Volcanologists spend much time studying this volcano due to its wondrous lava flows and continual volcanic activity. Day or night, it is a wonder to behold.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gloria L
Colorado
Level Contributor
325 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They keep you far away from danger, but your eyes can still enjoy the wonder of nature. Viewing this caldera seems like looking on the landscape of some far away planet. It's difficult to believe this is how, and from where the island evolved. The natural beauty is beyond compare.

Helpful?
1 Thank ovolacto
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Elena F
Kennesaw, Georgia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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

Helpful?
1 Thank FamilymanDoug
Richmond Hill, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Janetwang38
Des Moines
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

Helpful?
3 Thank cgorla

Travellers who viewed Mt. Kilauea also viewed

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Mt. Kilauea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mt. Kilauea and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Mt. Kilauea staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?