Making free-form glass art, Fahrenheit 2400, Volcano Village, HAVO.

2400 Fahrenheit

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Michael and Misato Mortara form hot glass into sculptures and vessels as complex and beautiful as the Big Island. Visit in the morning, or just after lunch for your best chance of seeing the action. Turn off Hwy 11 at Old Volcano Rd and follow it 0.5 miles to the end.

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Nearby Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park attractions

1. Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

0.73 MILES

Drop in to this touristy showroom for a visual and olfactory feast of floral hybrids. Although we cannot confirm whether theirs is indeed the world's…

2. Volcano Garden Arts

2.69 MILES

Do your Big Island art shopping at this gallery and studio in the fern forest. Walls and tables overflow with paintings, handicrafts and jewelry produced…

3. Niaulani Campus

3.88 MILES

On the edge of an old-grown ohia forest, this campus of the main Volcano Art Center gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park showcases spillover and…

4. Thurston Lava Tube

4.22 MILES

On Kilauea's eastern side, Crater Rim Dr passes through a rainforest thick with tree ferns and ohia trees to the overflowing parking lot for ever-popular…

5. Kilauea Iki Overlook

4.41 MILES

When 'Little Kilauea' burst open in a fiery inferno in November 1959, it filled the crater with a roiling lake of molten rock fed by a 1900ft fountain…

6. Kilauea Visitor Center & Museum

4.83 MILES

Stop here first on your visit to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Extraordinarily helpful (and remarkably patient) rangers and volunteers can advise you…

7. Volcano Art Center

4.88 MILES

Near the Kilauea Visitor Center, this sharp local art gallery spotlights museum-quality pottery, paintings, woodwork, sculpture, jewelry, Hawaiian quilts…

8. Puʻu Puaʻi Overlook

4.97 MILES

Pu'u Pua'i (Gushing Hill) formed when cinder and ash spewing from the 1959 Kilauea Iki fountain was carried southwest on the wind, piling on the rim and…