Kilauea Visitor Center & Museum
Volcano Art Center
Near the visitor center, this innovative local art gallery spotlights museum-quality pottery, paintings, woodwork, sculpture, jewelry,...
Wooden boardwalks weave through to steaming Sulphur Banks, where rocky vents and holes are stained chartreuse, yellow, orange and other...
All overnight hikes in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park require a free permit, available in person up to one day ahead from this office.
Uncle George's Lounge
Pint-size bar with live music and food, and enormous windows that afford absolutely staggering volcano views.
Better-than-average modern cuisine crafted from local ingredients, and with enormous windows that afford absolutely staggering volcano...
Crater Rim Dr · interesting places nearby
Kilauea Visitor Center & Museum information
Make this your first stop. Rangers and volunteers can advise you about volcanic activity, air quality, road closures and hiking trail conditions. Interactive museum exhibits are small but family friendly, and will teach even science-savvy adults a lot about the park's delicate ecosystem and Hawaiian heritage. Pick up fun junior ranger program activity books for your kids before leaving.
Geology talks are given twice daily by the outdoor signboards, where ranger-led hikes and other activities are posted. A well-stocked nonprofit bookshop inside the visitor center sells souvenirs, rain ponchos, walking sticks and flashlights. Wheelchairs are free to borrow upon request. There are restrooms and a payphone.