Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii: Pele's Cursed Tourist Rocks (Gone)

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Crater Rim Dr., Volcano, Big Island, HI
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the Big Island of Hawaii, on the north edge of Crater Rim Drive in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Pele's Cursed Tourist Rocks.

Pele's Cursed Tourist Rocks
What happens to those foolish enough to take a lump of lava out of Hawaii as a souvenir? The public display of returned rocks is gone, but interest in the Curse continues! Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/27/2011]

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Cursed Tourists Display

Madame Pele, the volcano goddess, curses anyone who takes lava out of Hawaii. Inside the entrance building to the Kilauea Military Camp, which is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visitors can see a large display case filled with pieces of lava along with letters and "forgiveness gifts" from very sorry people who ignored the curse -- and paid the price.

This "tough love" display shows what can happen to those who take a lump of lava out of Hawaii as a souvenir. Don't you make the same mistake.

Also here: a guest book signed by President Eisenhower!

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/21/2007]

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