is located on Hawaii, or the Big Island, at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
. It is the youngest of the volcanoes located on the Big Island, which include Mauna Kea
and Mauna Loa
. Kilauea sits in the shadow of Mauna Loa
, with nearby attractions like Jaggar Museum
and Halema'uma'u Crater Overlook
. The raw beauty of the landscapes around Kilauea are like no place else on earth.
Kilauea is an historic volcano which has been erupting continuously since 1983. The volcano is estimated to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old. In Hawaiian myth Kilauea is home to Pele, the goddess of fire, and many of their songs and dance tell of eruptions that were caused by the fierce and angry Pele.