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Looking Into Hawaii's Most Awe-Inspiring Volcano

Dave Lauridsen A trek across cooled lava fields in Hawaii Volcano National Park.

Photo: Dave Lauridsen

Located in a 333,000-acre national park on the southeastern edge of the island, the awe-inspiring and ruggedly beautiful Kilauea is called the drive-in volcano because paved roads allow you to traverse it by car. Halema'uma'u is the quarry-like and sulfur-stained 300-foot-deep crater-within-the-crater where Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, is said to live. Read the article

Destinations: Hawaii · Big Island

Inspired by: Scale a Volcano — by Henry Alford, Published Aug. 2006

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    Volcano Rainforest Retreat

    Tucked among the ohia trees and huge ferns of a mountain rainforest, the extensive woodwork and windows of the Bamboo Guest House, Guest Cottage, F

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    Volcano House

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    Tropical Helicopters

    With tours departing from Hilo and Kona, Tropical Helicopters provides both doors-on and doors-off flights over Kilauea, one of the world’s most ac

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    Hilo Farmers' Market

    Make a picnic lunch of four-cheese focaccia, a butter avocado, and mangoes

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    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    Located in a 333,000-acre national park on the southeastern edge of the island, the awe-inspiring and ruggedly beautiful Kilauea is called the driv

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