Being that it is the largest island, Hawai'i is lovingly referred to as "The Big Island." It is located at the easternmost end of the Hawaiian chain of islands and is really known for its volcanoes - specifically Mauna Loa and Kilauea; both found in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The island itself was actually created from the eruptions of five separate volcanoes, including Kohala, which is extinct and Hualalai, which is active but currently not erupting. Thats why its no doubt that the Big Island is probably the best place in the world to learn and see volcanic activity. Besides volcanoes, the island has an interesting and diverse landscape from the boardwalk town of Kona to lush botanical gardens scattered throughout the island. The Big Island is a great place to explore nature in all its forms.