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Crater Rim Drive

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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An 11-mile scenic drive within Volcanoes National Park
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Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This short drive takes you to some of the major sites in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - the crater, steam vents, Kilauea Visitor Center, Devastation Trail. You can spend as much or as little time as you like at these sites. We also did the...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

So interesting to see views of the simmering volcano, steam vents, and vegetation struggling to survive as you travel on Crater Rim Drive.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Crater Rim Drive was a real fun drive. It's located smack dab in the center of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Along our drive we had wonderful views of volcanoes, steam vents, pit craters, underground lava tubes and so much more.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I would recommend. Please stop and enjoy yourself along the road and take pictures. Just going for a short walk makes it worth it.

1  Thank javier g
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Went into the park around 7 when the sun was already setting. You don't have to pay if you go in at this time but the visitor's is closed as well as many other spots. There are many lockouts along the way some include the...More

Thank O B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Half of the road is closed because of fumes from the caldera. You can drive to the Jagger museum on one side. And just past the entrance to the Chain of Craters Road. The area that is open encompasses all of the major sites to...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Long drive to coast and arch. The scenery was lava flow and reminds me of another planet. We were not able to get very near to the fire hose but could see the steam. We were able to get a good photo op of the...More

Thank Drkathyj
Reviewed 31 October 2016

There were a number of stopping points on the drive and it was different place to anything else that changes as you drive and knowing you are so close to an active volcano. Go to the Jagger Museum and the Steam vents and any other...More

2  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The drive round the rim has a number of places where you can stop and look at the view. the are often pools of steam and smoke venting from holes in the ground. A very interesting place.

2  Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The crater rim drive exists inside the volcano national park, so will require park admission. The drive itself is very nice. You will drive through several different environments including forest, prior lava flow, craters, seaside. There are several different places to stop along the way....More

2  Thank Tracy D
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