Not all volcanoes are created equal! Here, we look at the key differences that make the Big Island's volcanoes much safer than Krakatoa, Hunga Tonga, and some of the more dangerous volcanoes around the world
Madam Pele has taken up residence in Kīlauea Volcano once more, and Halemaʻumaʻu crater’s lava lake isn’t the only proof of her presence. For over a century, many claim to have encountered her white dog days before an eruption. You can read more about some of our favorite tales of Pele’s dog in today’s blog!
Hawai'i has a rich plantation history and our very own Ola’a House has deep ties to what was once Hawai’i Island’s largest sugar plantation. Read more about how the home of the Ola'a Sugar Company's manager became Volcano's Ola’a House, and discover how one man's vision for creating a place for showcasing historic artifacts and highlighting Hawai’i’s multicultural heritage became the Hawaii Plantation Museum.
If you're planning a visit to Volcanoes National Park, pair your hike with a wine tasting at Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the U.S. Ready to enjoy a bottle of local wine while lounging around the fire? Read more about the Winery and all the unique wines that await you!
A celebration of the diverse culture, people, and traditions of Volcano, HI, the Experience Volcano Festival kicks off with the O’hia Lehua Half Marathon and 5k on August 14th. This is just the beginning of all the activities that the festival features - Check out the food, music, art, activities, culture, nature, and more!
Puna is world’s away from ordinary and worth the stop. Check out our top picks for what to see and do on a day trip to this colorful corner of Hawai'i and you’ll see why!
Get the latest info from Hawai’i County and the Hawai’i State Department of Health on COVID-19 testing for travelers, vaccine cards, and mandatory self-quarantine. Here's what you need to know about planning your upcoming trip to the Big Island!
April showers bring May flowers, but according to a Hawaiian story, it’s the ʻōhiʻa lehua’s flowers that bring showers. Read more about origins of this belief, the iconic ʻōhiʻa’s intrinsic part in Hawaiian culture, and what we can all do to protect these endemic trees.
May Day is Lei Day in Volcano and all across Hawai'i Nei! Can't celebrate in person? Check out Tutu's tips for crafting, displaying, and exchanging the perfect May Day Lei and celebrating this colorful Hawaiian holiday!
Find rare avian life while hiking on the Kipukapuaulu Trail (Bird Park). Don’t miss seeing and hearing the array of stunning birds on this kīpuka on the slopes of Hawaii Island’s Mauna Loa.
The Ka’ū Desert is located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It’s a remote area with little foot traffic, lots of mesmerizing landscape, and some mysterious footprints. Read more about hiking the Kaʻū Desert Trail to the Kamakai'a Hills, taking the Maunaiki Trail to the Twin Pit Craters, and a rugged trail that leads to Pele’s hair.
The Volcano Art Center is at the heart of Volcano Village, an artist's community on Hawaii Island. Nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest, the Center operates a thriving fine arts gallery that showcases the handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. Tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a class at the Center’s Hale Ho’omana!