TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Most interesting night
daveW6414PP (West Berlin, New Jersey)
Sleeping Next to a volcano we could see the red glow all night out our window ...we traveled through the areas now cut off or covered with lava 2018 I am happy we went when we did. We could not go into some of the areas because of the gases were too strong
Unfortunately the Park is Closed
RGaitherHI (Pahoa, Hawaii)
My husband and I loved a Saturday evening out to include an early dinner at Volcano House's Rim Restaurant, and then a short drive to the Jaggar Museum. The food and the service at the restaurant have been excellent. Unfortunately, the hotel and restaurant have been closed since the Kilauea eruption in May - August 2018. While the facility is still standing, it's unknown when the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where Volcano House is located, will reopen.
Worth it for the glow
JPDMR (San Francisco, California)
This was a great splurge to be near the volcano for a couple of nights. I'm not sure what's going on now, but the feeling of being so close to the crater was incomparable. Dinner at the restaurant is a must, with the light-off show. Again, this was before the recent eruptions. Hopefully, someday it will go back to how it was, as it was a memorable stay.
Before the volcano erupted we went there
judith l (Westminster, Colorado)
I am sure that this review is no longer worth much as so much as changed since the eruption has changed the landscape considerably. We walked and visited and appreciated being on the Rim of the Crater. This year, we look at that and say- right there- we were right there!
The light is off...the lava has moved away
harveymushman99 (San Luis Obispo, California)
The party is over go home...Sorry to say this is over now.Stayed in the campground last year and would visit the "House" in the mornings and evenings .The view could be excellent at times depending what the Volcano was up to.In fact a small portion of the volcano wall collapsed into the lava lake one year ago and created a huge bit of smoke to rise into the air...a message of things to come...The lava lake is gone now along with all the tourist .The crater is now dormant and has collapsed in on it self and is growing larger and larger some scientist believe their may be a huge explosion there soon. The Jagger lookout-museum is closed now forever I am grateful I was there last year for several months some nights there were just magical...Maybe soon the Leilani estates fissure Number 8 will be the new lookout area.Cinder cone with fresh lava running out overland with a ocean entry point within a mile just might be the new place to go...time will tell....Jagger lookout- Volcano House and the ex military base turned hotel with restaurant are now all closed and the local crazy campground... and bless their overcharging hearts they are all unemployed now and maybe just maybe now just a bit more humble and compassionate ..but now is to late as there are no tourist in that area.