Bubbling below the surface of the island of Hawaii lies the majestic lake of magma belonging to the world's largest subaerial volcano, Mauna Loa, and one of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was dedicated to showcasing, preserving, and conserving the land surrounding these amazing natural wonders and allowing safe passage for visitors to enjoy their power and beauty.
Established in 1916, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park allows scientists access to active research into the origins of the Hawaiian islands and studies in volcanology. Today the park is designated an International Biosphere Reserve as well as a World Heritage Site.
Visitors to the park can learn, explore, discover, and wonder at the awe inspiring sites. Step up close to the caldera of the volcanoes or visit a dormant crater, explore historic sites like the Ainahou Ranch and 1790 Footprints, or be lead through the park by a knowledgeable guide. Snap pictures of Kilauea oozing lava, learn about the ancient mythology surrounding the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele and the two volcanoes in the park, and much more!
There are hiking, biking, and driving trails to see both volcanoes up close. Visitors centers are set up around the park for more information, brochures, guides, and tours.