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Near Volcano in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

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

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 4, 2017
1. The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges Marker
Inscription. "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.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 4, 2017
2. The Volcano House and Marker
National Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
 
Location. 19° 25.724′ N, 155° 15.483′ W. Marker is near Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Crater Rim Drive near Mamalahoa Highway (Hawaii Route 11), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano HI 96785, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilauea (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" (about 400 feet away); Explosive eruptions rock Kīlauea volcano (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mauna Loa (approx. 2.1 miles away); The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mauna Ulu (approx. 8.2 miles away); Once in their lifetime, silverswords erupt in flowers (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volcano.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Volcano House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 4, 2017
3. The Volcano House
The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 4, 2017
4. The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges Marker
View of Kilauea from the Lounge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 3, 2017
5. View of Kilauea from the Lounge
<i>Volcano House, Hawaiian Islands</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. Volcano House, Hawaiian Islands
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6. submitted on December 6, 2017.
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