Thurston Lava Tube is another excellent feature of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can have an excellent experience when walking within this tube formed by hot lava coming out of the cooled shell around it. It is believed that the Thurston Lava Tube is about 350-500 years old. The name Thurston Lava Tube was derived from Lorrin Thurston, a newspaper publisher and lawyer who played a major role in the formation of this park. For your information, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was established in 1916.