Mauna Kea

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Highly recommended

by expert reviewers

Top 16% in Hawaii About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

You will see all 11 observatories from 13 countries with telescopes pointing toward the heavens. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.  Full review →


Frommer's 34

One of the best places on earth for astronomical observations, thanks to its location in the tropics, pollution-free skies, and pitch-black nights. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Hawaii's highest peak... has a cluster of observatory domes, containing what is considered the greatest collection of astronomical telescopes in the world.


Michelin Guide 54

Certainly, you're close-when measured from its base on the ocean floor, Mauna Kea reaches an amazing 13,796 feet! Set out into the Pacific, with clear skies and no light pollution, Mauna... Full review →



Who would have thought that there is a word in the Hawaiian language for snow? The frosts of winter can actually be found here at the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest point in the state Full review →

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