Volcanoes National Park | Things to do in Hawaii, Big Island

Volcanoes National Park is the home to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The park has many activities from hikes, visitor centers, scenic drives, museums, walk through a lava tube, etc. It’s definitely worth an afternoon of exploration. After the sun goes down, you can see the red glow of active lava!

Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Hawaii

Below is the entrance of the lava tube! It’s wet, humid, and sticky! Its surrounded by lush tropical forest.

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There’s a hike below, but we decided not to do it.

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We checked out the steam vents! Hot and sticky but very cool!

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I was actually in the gift shop thinking about a rainbow, and my dad called me from outside to tell me there was one! I threw my souvenirs on the ground, ran and yelled to my mom “RAINBOW!” <3

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Volcanoes National Park

The weather changed fast from hot to freezing. Everyone was huddling together to stay warm. I recommend bringing a winter jacket. It was SO COLD. But worth it, of course.

Volcanoes National Park

For other places to visit in Big Island, check out my Things to Do in Hawaii page!

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