- TripBuzz found 17 things to do indoors in the Hilo area. From Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company to Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 10 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 13 different types of things to do inside in or near Hilo, Hawaii. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Observatories & Planetariums, Natural History Museums, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- There are 8 indoor activities in Hilo, and 9 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Volcano, Pahoa, Laupahoehoe and Mountain View.
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KapohoKine Adventures 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
Hike between volcanos, or explore black sand beaches, look for sea turtles and see active volcanic craters and steam vents
44% 381 votes
1 Macadamia Road, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
A three mile drive through macadamia nut groves leads to Hershey's Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company for a visit to the nut and chocolate processing plant. Taste several varieties of macadamia nuts, watch demonstrations, and visit the gift shop.
85% 345 votes
130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
The Pacific Tsunami Museum is housed in one of the few buildings which resisted the tsunami in 1946. It has a collection of photos and survival stories, as well as an interactive map of the 1946 tsunami.
89% 62 votes
38 Haili St., Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
During the golden years for American movie theaters, the Palace Theater in Hilo, opened in 1925 to an excited public. Known for its excellent, natural acoustics, today the venue hosts live shows, entertainment, and movies.
90% 1106 votes
640 N Aohoku Pl, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
Located at the 14 000 ft summit of Mauna Kea, and accessible by vehicle, the Mauna Kea Observatory is the largest astronomical observatory in the world, housing thirteen telescopes operated by astronomers in eleven countries.
91% 75 votes
154 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
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.
89% 166 votes
276 Haili Street, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
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.
81% 217 votes
600 Imiloa Place, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
The main attraction of the Imiloa Astonomy Center is its 120-seat planetarium, which boasts shows in 3D. The site also comprises a large landscape garden featuring plants native to Hawaii, and exhibits exploring connections between science and local Hawaiian culture.
82% 49 votes
308 Kamehameha Ave, Suite 109, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
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.
92% 121 votes
17-995 Volcano Rd, Mountain View, HI 96771 MoreLess Info
Coffee aficionados love visiting the Hilo Coffee Mill, one of the largest and most famous coffee producers in Hawaii. The Mill has a large store on its campus and offers free shipping on large mail orders.
100% 1 votes
15-2931 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa, HI 96778 MoreLess Info
The Pahoa Village Museum features exhibits on Hawaiian history, as well as a convenient juice bar to enjoy delicious beverages as you tour the facility. Guests can gain insight into artifacts and interesting items that are found nowhere else.