Historical Sites & Museums
Visitors hungry for history and education won't be disappointed on the Big Island; museums cover volcanology, valleys are home to the storied Hawaiian cowboy, temples deliver a peek into the royal family's sordid past, and a marine conservatory marks the arrival of Captain Cook.
Made up of diverse terrain and ecosystems ranging from barren lava rockscapes to lush rainforests, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a refuge for beautiful & rare flora and fauna.
The distinct scenery created by the active volcanoes is like nothing else on the islands. Venture down Craters Road to catch lava flows and ancient petroglyphs, capture photos of the glowing crater of Kilauea Volcano, or get lost in the billows of steam across from the sulphur banks.