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Mauna Loa Observatory

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6 Reviews
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Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: 44-2441 Mauna Loa Access Road, Waimea, HI 96743
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Phone: 808 933 6965

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For astronomers, Monaroa Observatory is definitely worth a visit, not only for the very beautiful views, but also for the knowledge of the outer space, very interesting and engaging

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  • Rinchuksh
    Rinchuksh
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    challenging

    Very exotic but very challenging hike up to the volcano crater. The way is full of rocks beautiful but sharp so cant sit&rest really. The hike takes all day from dawn to dusk. On the top heard to b...

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  • astromandsn
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    A definite must if you can get up there.

    Being this high on an island in the middle of the ocean is really fun. I felt like I was back on peaks in Colorado. Don't drive it if you don't have a four-wheel drive---mostly that is to protect the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582780785000+0800)/
  • 546brentr
    546brentr
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    It's about the journey, not the destination

    Drove all the way up. It's a one lane road with nothing but volcanic rock on both sides. We saw maybe 15 other cars on the way up and back

    Reviewed on /Date(1581179946000+0800)/
  • eaglecadd
    eaglecadd
    Seattle
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    Since you can't go up Mauna Kea now, try Mauna Loa

    The protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope continue and access to Mauna Kea is stopped, tourists can drive easily up onto Mauna Loa for the great views and star gazing.

    Reviewed on /Date(1574410255000+0800)/
  • Armando G
    Armando G
    Santa Fe Springs
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    Mauna Loa, Hawaii, the Observatory a plus.

    A must visit, rented a SUV, filled the gas tank at Cosco's, preceded to Mauna Loa, a steep incline going up at a steddy pace. There was markers, at different intervals monitoring Mauna Loa. Constructi...

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