Big Island Attractions | Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a popular Big Island Attraction. See the largest active volcano and much more at this beautiful Attraction.
Looking for an exciting Big Island Attraction that will be one of the most memorable parts of your visit? Pay a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
About Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:
When searching for Big Island Attractions, many of the most popular will be found outdoors. Yes, there are plenty of interesting Museums and such, but Attractions such as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are what many visitors will recall even years after they visit.
Established as a National Park in 1916, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes. Kilauea is one of the most active in the world. The other, Mauna Loa, has the distinction of being the largest active volcano. Mauna Loa summit reaches 13,677 feet.
This popular Big Island Attraction was named an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park includes 323,431 acres, more than half of which is set aside as wilderness area where hiking and camping are allowed.
As you explore the Park, you will notice beautiful flora, and many hiking trails. A good way to start your visit to this Attraction on Hawaii is with a stop at the Kilauea Visitors Center. Here you can watch a film, Born of Fire, Born of the Sea, check the schedule for the day’s ranger-led Activities, visit the park store, and see a video of the 1959 eruption of Kilauea.
A visit to this Attraction on Hawaii is a chance to see the awesome wonder of nature, learn about the science and history of these active volcanoes and explore the beauty of the Park.
Open 24 hours
Daily – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$15 per vehicle
Several fee-free days are offered throughout the year. Check the National Park Service for a list of these dates.