Visit the Big Island: Volcanoes National Park Reopens After Kilauea Eruption (With Tours to Newly Created Features!)

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Visit the Big Island:  Volcanoes National Park Reopens After Kilauea Eruption (With Tours to Newly Created Features!)

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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii’s most-visited tourist destination, has finally reopened after the recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

For many weeks, the volcanic activity in the area caused eruptions, earthquakes, volcanic ash in the skies, and even destroyed hundreds of nearby homes.  And the park was forced to close for 135 days.

But that’s all in the past!  So if you’re ready to book that dream trip to Hawaii, getting there cheaply is easy with miles & points!

Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island Is the State’s Most-Visited Tourist Spot

Although the effects of the Kilauea eruption were devastating, it’s interesting to see the ways in which it changed much of the landscape of the national park.

The tour company KapohoKine Adventures, for example, announced 2 new tours that will take participants to explore the areas in the park that were affected.  In particular, the Kilauea caldera widened and now covers more than 1 square mile, according to the US Geological Survey.  And there’s a new volcanic crater that’s over 1,000 feet deep!

I don’t know about you, but all of that sounds pretty neat.  Plus, the volcano is less likely to erupt again so soon, so I’m sure visiting the area wouldn’t be too risky, right? 😉

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Would you think it is still worth it to do a helicopter tour of the volcano even though it has stopped erupting now?

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I would imagine so! I haven’t been to the park, but I took a helicopter ride over Mount St. Helens in Washington and it was incredible – even without lava. 😉