Crater Rim Drive is the primary park road located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The 10.6-mile, two-lane, paved loop road circles the rim of Kilauea caldera, providing views of not only Kilauea but also of the smaller craters of Halemaumau, Keanakakoi, Puu Puai, and Kilauea Iki, in addition to spectacular lava flows, the Jaggar Museum, the Southwest Rift, steam vents, native vegetation, and Thurston Lava Tube. The Crater Rim Drive road is significant for its association with the history of National Park Service Road design and construction principles as well as the National Park Service Rustic style. It is also significant in the history of volcanology and the story of tourism and the Hawaiian islands.
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