- The list below includes 44 free or cheap things to do in or near Volcano, Hawaii, including 45 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Hiking Trails, Arts Centers and Gardens.
- From Akatsuka Orchid Gardens to Thurston Lava Tube, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Volcano and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hilo, Pahoa and Kurtistown.
91% 45 votes
81-6551 Mamalohoa Highway, Kealakekua, HI 96750 MoreLess Info
Costumed historians illustrate elements of Hawaiian history at the Kona Historical Society, a living history museum where visitors can explore a coffee farm, general store and stone Portuguese bread oven.
90% 80 votes
Highway 11 just south of Kealakekua, Captain Cook, HI 96704 MoreLess Info
The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, owned and operated by the Kona Historical Society, offers visitors a glimpse into the daily life of the multi-ethinc community of late 19th-century Hawaii with numerous replicas of ancient goods and equipment with interpreters dresed in period costumes.
Located in Kalapana, Hawaii, the Star of the Sea Painted Church is an unusual Roman Catholic parish featuring an intricately-painted interior. Its first location was threatened by lava, and in 1990 the building was moved to its current spot.
98% 99 votes
92-8864 Lauhala Drive, Ocean View, HI 96737 MoreLess Info
A labyrinth of lava tubes, the Kula Kai Caverns are located in the extreme northern portion of the Big Island. They are the youngest known lava tubes in the state and are open for docent-guided tours. Reservations are mandatory.
100% 30 votes
Hwy 160 at the 110.5 mile marker, Kealakekua Bay parking lot, Kealakekua, HI MoreLess Info
With Bay Side Adventures - Private Tours, visitors can explore the coral reefs by the shoreline on a kayak adventure. The trip also ventures into the deeper waters where visitors can see dolphins and tropical fish.
81% 53 votes
79-7469 Hawaii Belt Road, Kealakekua, HI 96750 MoreLess Info
The Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation is a family-owned business producing 100% Kona coffee for over 10 years. Tours and sample tastings of the different coffees are available to all visitors of the plantation.