An excellent government movie shows the eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island, in 1959. Although the volcano is still very active, it’s important to remember that seeing lava at Volcano Nationals Park is unusual. We mention this, because great expectations can result in a disappointing trip to the park. Don’t expect to see lava, simply go and enjoy the amazing geology, and let your imagination fill in the details as you walk over an active volcano, with steam seeping from the ground. And remember, you need a full day to explore the park. Consider spending the night at Volcano village, or commuting from Hilo/Puna as opposed to making the very long drive from Kona.
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