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Volcanoes National Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.The Island weather is unpredictable.
 
In recognition of its outstanding values, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has been designated an International Biosphere Reserve (1980) and Hawai'i's only World Heritage Site.
 
Over 300 archeological sites have been discovered in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. These sites can be found from the coastal lowlands to the alpine zone.
 
Caves within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park are predominately lava tubes, although there are other types of subterranean voids including sea caves, earth cracks, pit craters, volcanic vents, rift magma chambers, caves caused by inflation of lava sheets, and tree casts. Associated with many of these features are sensitive resources that include invertebrates, cultural remains, paleontological deposits, and unusual geologic formations. Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) is open every day to the public. Pua Po'o, another lava tube cave, is open to the public only through pre-arranged Ranger led tours every Wednesday.
 


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