Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii

Volcanology enthusiasts, have we got a destination for you! Learn everything there is to know about the study of volcanoes at the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum. There, you’ll see instruments both past and present (including working seismographs), used by scientists to predict and study volcanic activity. The museum also features an overlook providing a stunning view of Halema'uma'u Crater—a fuming vent 3000 feet wide and nearly 300 feet deep. Legend has it that this crater is home to Pele, the ancient goddess of Hawaiian volcanoes. We’re not sure if you’ll get a glimpse of the goddess, but you’ll probably see plenty of graceful white-tailed “crater birds” or Koa'e, a species that builds their nests inside crater walls.

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Anna Ranch Heritage Center
Dolphin Quest
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Hapuna Beach
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Historic Kailua Village
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Hulihee Palace
Kahaluu Beach Park
Kamaee Falls
Kaumana Caves
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Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Liliuokalani Gardens
Lyman Museum
Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Palace Theatre
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Pololu Valley Lookout
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Pua Mau Place
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Rainbow Falls
Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden
Star of the Sea Painted Church
Steamvent Guesthouse
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
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