On the southern most part of the Big Island at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano continues to rise as one of the most active volcanoes in the world. This monument is a true testament to mother nature's power. Tour ancient lava tubes, moon-like craters, spewing sulfur vents, and perhaps even witness the rare sight of molten rock spilling into the sea. It is no wonder why this place has earned its hotspot as Hawaii's #1 attraction.
Tips for Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hours of Operation: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open 24 hours a day year round. The Kilauea Visitor Center and Volcano Art Center Gallery hours of operation are from 9:00am-5:00pm daily, and the Jagger Museum is open from 9:00am-8:00pm daily.
Things you should know:
- An entrance fee to the park is required per vehicle, and allows you to unlimited access to the park for 7 days.
- Make a stop at the Visitor Center to get the most current information on park advisories, hiking trails, film presentation times, things to do and the daily schedule of ranger guided tours.
- Before you go, you can keep an eye on the latest volcanic activity, air advisories, summit observations and lava flow conditions by the National Park Service
For your convenience, many tours visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park depart from major towns (Hilo, Kona and Waikoloa) and include single day admission.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (map)