Volcano National Park is a cool place to visit if you have the time to check out the Big Island in Hawaii. The Kilauea Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. According to the Go Hawaii website, the volcano "current produces 250,000 - 650,000 cubic yards of lava per day, enough to resurface a 20-mile-long, two-lane road daily. As of January 1994 (18 years ago!), 491 acres of new land have been created on Hawaii Island."
This top photo shows the Halemaumau crater, a huge expanse filled with smooth lava.
The Thurston Lava Tube is over 500 years old and is large enough to walk through. When large lava flows rush from the Volcano, the sides cooled quickly forming these tube walls.
A lush rain forest greets you at the end of the tube.
But many visitors like to see where the lava met the ocean. This arch is a commonly photographed site. A few hundred feet away, you can see where the lava overtook the asphalt and city street signs. A bit further and you could see the lava pouring into the ocean in its unpredictable way.