Active Volcano, Sea Turtles and More: Name this Mystery Destination

If you've been playing our weekly Mystery Destination Game, you know we frequently talk about national parks. In the past, the correct answer has been the names of some of the most famous parks in our national park system. This week we are featuring another national park but this is probably not one you stopped at on a family road trip. Read the five clues, look at the photo then enter the name of this mystery destination in the comments below.

  • The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They travel over 700 miles to lay their nests before retuning to this area.

  • Established in 1916 as a national park, this area was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and a World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its outstanding natural values.

  • In addition to the regular 'from your car' sightseeing, the park offers some truly unique hiking and camping experiences.

  • Elevations inside this park range from sea level to a summit of 13,677 feet.

  • The main attraction for tourists to this park is an opportunity to see one of the world's most active volcanoes. From 1983 to 1991, lava flows repeatedly invaded communities burying eight miles of highway and destroying 181 houses and a visitor center.

Volcano Photo by Lauren Bacon

Too easy? Have you visited this park? Enter the name of this park in the comments below and be sure you tell us if you've visited the park for bonus points.

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