Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Highly recommended
This is one of the few places in the world where travelers can visit a live volcano. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the major attraction is the wildly active Kilauea volcano, and its simmering-but-sleepy neighbor, Mauna Loa. The park encompasses the summit calderas of both of these volcanoes, along with a rain forest, a desert, ancient petroglyphs... Hawaii's volcanoes produce slow eruptions, not violent explosions. Rather than fleeing, people show up and bring a picnic! The show is really something at night.

Useful information

Address:

1 Crater Rim Drive

Opening hours

$10 per vehicle; pass good for 7 days

Nearby tourist attractions

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Hilo
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