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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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MAUNA LOA VOLCANO

The most massive volcano on earth, containing 10,000 cubic miles of solid, iron-hard lava. Elevation 13,677 feet. All paved park roads are open to bicycles.

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KILAUEA VOLCANO

One of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Site of Crater Rim Drive and its sulfur banks, steam vents, moon walks, lava tubes, and the newest land on earth.

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DEVASTATION TRAIL

A thirty minute walk through the cinder outfall of the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption.
 

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HALEMAUMAU CRATER

Ka Hoolaa Ana -- The Royal Court Investiture is held annually on the rim of the crater accompanied by chants and hula celebrating the Goddess Pele.
 

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STEAM VENTS

Lava flows still steaming from the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption.
 

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OHIA LEHUA RAIN FOREST

In striking contrast to the stark volcanic landscape, a beautiful rain forest flourishes on the windward side of Kilauea. The ohia lehua, with its bright red flower, the lehua, is the most common tree in the Park.

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NENE (HAWAII STATE BIRD)

Currently, some 200 endangered nene (Hawaiian geese) fly free in the park, the result of intensive conservation efforts including predator control, reduction of human impacts, and enhancement of their food resources.

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RED LEHUA BLOSSOM (OFFICIAL ISLAND FLOWER)

Found in abundance within the park, the red lehua blossoms of the ohia trees contain nectar which is food for the honeycreeper birds.

Volcano Winery - 2.7K Bytes VOLCANO WINERY

One of the world's most unique wineries adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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