Located on the south-eastern part of Hawaii island, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the result of at least 70 million years of volcanic activity. Created to preserve the natural setting of Ki-lauea and Mauna Loa, the park is also a refuge for the island's native plants and animals and provides a link to its human past. Park managers and scientists work to protect the resources and promote understanding and appreciation of the park. Research by scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory makes Ki-lauea one of the best understood volcanoes in the world, shedding light on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and the beginnings of Earth. The park offers visitors a wide variety of sights and activities, including scenic drives, lava tubes, museums, steam vents and walking trails.
Located on the rim of Kilauea Caldera, Volcano House is Hawaii's oldest hotel, dating...