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  • Address: Kamehameha Avenue
  • Admission: Free

Hilo might be the Big Island’s largest settlement but it’s a laid back coastal place, with some classic old buildings and wooden storefronts. The town is on Hilo Bay, overlooked by the volcanoes Manua Loa and Mauna Kea.

In town, visit the Pacific Tsunami Museum to learn about the wild waves that have pounded this coast over the centuries. The town also boasts galleries, gardens, missionary churches, macadamia factories and the well-regarded Lyman Museum, providing insights into the Big Island’s natural history.

Prismatic colors flash at Rainbow Falls, just outside town, and waterfalls pour into pools known as the Boiling Pots.

Practical Info

The county capital, Hilo is on the mid-east coast of the Big Island. State Highway 11 links the city with other towns on the island.

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Hilo Jeep Tour

See the very best Hilo has to offer on this spectacular 3-hour Hilo Jeep Tour. Jeep tours are an immersive experience that allow great viewing angles all ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00

Hilo Hot Steam Volcano Tour

The Small-Group Hilo Hot Steam Volcano Tour is the one of the best and easiest ways to explore the highlights of Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $155.21

Mamalahoa Circle Island Tour

Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway (Belt Road) that follows a natural path around the biggest Hawaiian Island. During this full day ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.46

Kilauea Volcano Small Group Adventure Tour

You'll really get an idea of how big the Big Island is during the course of this Small Group Hawaii volcano tour to Kilauea Volcano. And you'll appreciate that ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $217.71

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