We only went to summit and came back down. Visitor station is crowded early. Do prepare for altitude sickness at top.
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Videos give geologic and cultural backgrounds for the site as well as descriptions of the telescopes; adjusting to altitude becomes a fun way to learn.
It was an experience to be at more than 2000 meters above sea level. We got there around 3 pm and the staff were preparing the area for the star-gazing event for that night. They had a solar telescope set up and were very accommodating...More
We thought we were going to do the star gazing from the visitor center patio....but we arrived too early to wait that long. After watching the very good video we still had way too long, no four wheel drive, and gave an aloha to an...More
The trip is a little rough on the road up to the summit. The bus driver was very knowledgeable and worked with his coworker to ensure that we had a great time. The food is from Island Lava Java and it was good. The 1st...More
We were initially going to pass on this but I am glad we didn't. The landscape looks like something out of a 70's sci-fi movie with these fake looking silversword plants all around. Even if you don't go to the summit, you can get some...More
Travelled to the visitior centre just before sunset and caught both a video and live presentation of the mountain, its formation, its geology over time and the astronomy conducted there. Together they provided a meaningful understanding of the mountain as it is today. Viewed the...More