The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which was established in 1916, is a major tourist draw to the islands and encompasses 2 active volcanoes.
Featured in the BBC's Volcano Live TV Series, Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes and Mauna Loa is the world's largest volcano. The park offers a dramatic volcanic landscape for visitors to explore and catch a glimpse of the rare flora & fauna.
The main entrance to the park is off the Hawaii Belt Road and the park covers an area of 323,431 acres, of which half is designated as the Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness that gives the visitor unusual camping and hiking opportunities.
The climate and landscape changes dramatically through the park from coastal regions, to lush tropical rain forests and to the arid and barren Ka'u Desert. The Chain of Craters Road is also a popular drive that as the name suggests passes by several historic craters and used to lead to another entrance of the park before it was covered by a lava flow.
Situated just within the main park entrance you will find the Visitor Centre where displays and information can be found. The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum is situated a few miles west on Crater Rim Drive and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory adjoins the museum. The Volcano Art Center is nearby and located in the original 1877 Volcano House Hotel.
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