The original Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook off Crater Rim Dr has been closed since 2008 due to ongoing volcanic activity. The next best vantage...
This parking lot and picnic area provides a pause-worthy panorama, including views of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater and the Southwest Rift. The...
Lava Tree Molds
Near the start of Mauna Loa Rd, there's a turnoff to some neglected lava tree molds, deep tube-like apertures formed when lava flows...
Better-than-average modern cuisine crafted from local ingredients, and with enormous windows that afford absolutely staggering volcano...
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Jaggar Museum information
The big draws at this small one-room museum are the views and the real-time seismographs and tiltmeters recording earthquakes inside the park. Other exhibits introduce Hawaiian gods and goddesses and give a short history of the neighboring Hawaiʻi Volcano Observatory, founded by famed geologist Dr Thomas A Jaggar. Park rangers frequently give geology talks inside the museum. Wheelchairs are free to borrow.