- 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.
Take a guided tour of the Lyman family Mission House, Hawaii's oldest wood frame building, and explore the history of the state through seashell and mineral collections, permanent and special exhibits at the Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum.
Mauna Loa Observatory is a working atmospheric research facility that has been collecting climate related data since 1950. Tours are by appointment and only on selected days, visitors to this remote site will enjoy the stunning views on the drive up the mountain.
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Featuring educational exhibits detailing the ecological history of the region, Mokupapapa Discovery Center offers visitors aquariums filled with native sea life. The center features displays with life sized animal models like seals, sharks, and more.
The 30 acre Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, named after the last reining Hawaiian queen, is an Edo-style Japanese garden built in the 1900s. The garden contains bridges, Koi ponds, statues, pagodas, rock gardens, stone lanterns and a Japanese tea house.
Known for its favorable snorkelling conditions, Richardson Beach Park includes a black sand beach, with several tide pools creating by natural lava sea walls. Surf, kayak, snorkel or swim among coral reef marine life and sea turtles.