The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges

The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges (HM23IE)

Location: Mountain View, HI 96771 Hawaii County
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Country: United States of America
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N 19° 25.7228', W 155° 15.4824'

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"Having visited Kilauea in the days when the old shed with its open door and hole in the centre, for a fireplace, were all the accommodation for the poor weary chilled travelers; how great is our appreciation and admiration of the present delightful dwelling..." — M.A. Chamberlain, July 19, 1866, Volcano House Register

The Volcano House has hosted a cadre of world dignitaries since its first opening in 1846.
Even before the construction of the 1891 Volcano House, three more privative lodges, if you could call them that, existed the 1846, 1866, and 1877 hotels. Lured by the volcanic forces of Pelehonuamea, a great number of visitors gathered here, captivated by her dynamic nature. Queen Lili'uakalani, Princess Kapiolani, Mark Twain, Isabella Bird, Louis Pateur, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were among the many that reveled in the beauty of Kilauea from this historic hotel.

The 1891 Volcano House (as seen in this historic postcard) was rebuilt in 1941 after it burnt to the ground. Designed to look and feel like its predecessor, the new Volcano House offers spectacular views of Kilauea along with a relaxed and serene atmosphere. It represents decades of visitation to this culturally sacred site known as either Ka'auea or Mauli on the edge of Kilauea Crater.
HM NumberHM23IE
Placed ByNational Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
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Date Added Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees19.42871400, -155.25804000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.7228', W 155° 15.4824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 43.3704" N, 155° 15' 28.9440" W
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Area Code(s)808
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Crater Rim Drive, Mountain View HI 96771, US
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