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Mauna Kea Summit & Observatory

Whether you’re a budding astrophysicist or just a fan of Big Bang Theory, take the opportunity while you’re on the Big Island to visit the Mauna Kea Summit and Observatory. At a lofty height of 13,796 ft (4,138 m) Mauna Kea is Hawaii's tallest ... 

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Kilauea Caldera at Sunset

January 2015

View from the observation deck at the Jaggar Museum.

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Big Island Adventure Combo: Helicopter, Zipline and Lava Tour

The Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tour!

January 2015

The crew takes the family picture at the end of the tour!

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Big Island Adventure Combo: Helicopter, Zipline and Lava Tour

Motlen Lava

December 2014

Mt. Kilueau - The Big Island, Hawaii

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2-Hour Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

Gerhard and Marianne Fuerst...this time in Alaska...:-)

December 2014

Vacation fun! Deeds of real delight...are readily and gladly done....:-)

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2-Hour Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

Parkas included

November 2014

They get your size and furnish you with a parka to wear, as it gets very cold when the sun goes down

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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

Observatory

November 2014

Not open to the public, but there are several on top of the mountain.

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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

Transportation

November 2014

They used a small bus to take us to the top. I like the idea of small groups

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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

Sunset at Mauna Kea

August 2014

Anonymous

Anonymous

The most beautiful sunset I have ever seen.

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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

Mauna Kea

August 2014

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Anonymous

Don't forget to bundle up - it gets REALLY cold!

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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

On the top of Mauna Kea

August 2014

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Anonymous

As the sun starts to set

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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

approach to a cinder cone

July 2014

following the steam vents allows breathtaking views of the landscape!

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2-Hour Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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