Kīlauea Visitor Center - Information Central
Crater Rim Drive Tour - Stop #1 - Kīlauea Visitor Center
Start your visit at the Kīlauea Visitor Center located just beyond the park's entrance station. The park is open 24 hours a day year round. Kīlauea Visitor Center is open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Here, you will receive the latest information on trails, ranger-led activities, road conditions, and safety precautions. Because of the dynamic nature of the two active volcanoes in the park, conditions can change rapidly.
"Born of Fire, Born of the Sea" is the featured 25 minute film that is shown in the Kīlauea Visitor Center on the hour throughout the day, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the last film shown at 4:00 p.m..
If you have only one to three hours, explore the summit of Kīlauea Volcano via Crater Rim Drive, taking you through both desert and lush tropical rain forest, while providing access to well-marked scenic stops and short walks.
For more information please visit the Kīlauea Visitor Center page.
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