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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Top 10 U.S. National Parks

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of GAYOT's Top 10 U.S. National Parks, is best viewed on a helicopter tour


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Feel the Heat at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

For a primordial experience, head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa, the world’s largest. The vivid landscape changes daily due to continuous lava flow. Be sure to check in at the Kilauea visitor’s center before your day of exploration for an update on daily flows. A helicopter tour (which focuses on the Pu'u O'o vent) truly brings home the grandeur of this landscape, while a boat expedition gets you up close and personal with the newest land on earth when molten lava flows right into the water. While you can easily experience the area in one day by driving through it, we recommend settling down for a few days near the summit of Kilauea. Located within the park on the rim of Kilauea caldera, the Volcano House offers 33 guest rooms, a dining room, snack bar, lounge and gift shop, along with cultural events and demonstrations.

 

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