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Mauna Kea Observatories
Top 8 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.1/5
41 Reviews
Science & Technology Museum
Liked by 1
Open Open from 9:00am-9:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone: +1-808-9344550

What people are saying:

The main purpose of coming here is not to visit the observatory, because the inside of the observatory is not open to the public, mainly because the scenery here is very good, because it is at a vantage point and you can see the sea of clouds.

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  • Flutist60
    Flutist60
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    Cold, but a really "cool" place

    We came up with the Hawaii Forest & Trails group, and were able to do a little stargazing, although the weather was horrid on our day. Next time we're on the Big Island we'll definitely go up again. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583422905000+0800)/
  • Geoff_Hughes_100
    Geoff_Hughes_100
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    Plan It!

    Suggest planning the date and time of your trip (if you have the luxury). Do a Google search to see if the road isn’t blocked by the protestors (there is no single website that tells you day to day - ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581384067000+0800)/
  • PeteM073
    PeteM073
    Rolling Hills Estates, California, USA
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    Closed by Radicals

    We were looking forward to seeing the observatory. Unfortunately the government has given their authority over to a group of radicals. No one is allowed up by the new self appointed leaders. I wonde...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576562766000+0800)/
  • SL421
    SL421
    Reno, Nevada, USA
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    Protesters

    Would have loved to see the observatory however the protesters are blocking the road. Why is this allowed?

    Reviewed on /Date(1571771369000+0800)/
  • allison z
    allison z
    Cambridge, Ontario
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    Amazing

    We took a shuttle to the top to see the sunset and then do star gazing. It was absolutely amazing. it was breath taking. it was amazing to see all the observatories. The view was unbelievable. It was ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1563605991000+0800)/

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