The Pit Craters In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Look Like Something From Another Planet

The Hawaiian archipelago was created millions of years ago when underwater volcanoes emerged from the ocean’s surface. With approximately 20 volcanoes ranging in age from 400,000 years to 5.1 million years, the Hawaiian archipelago is the youngest section of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain of volcanoes and seamounts extending across the Pacific Ocean. The volcanic landscapes found across the Aloha State sure are awe-inspiring, but it is the pit craters found within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that will transport you to another world. 

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Have you witnessed the beauty that are the pit craters of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? What about some of the other incredible attractions in this epic national park — the recently reopened Thurston Lava Tube, for instance? 

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA