Mauna Kea

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Top 4% 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! 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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