Inactive Volcanoes You Can Visit

By Marisa Lascala - 2014-03-19T17:35:41Z / Alamy

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Into the Belly of the Beast

Enjoy the drama of nature's violent geological history—without the fear of molten lava—by visiting one of these extinct, inactive, or dormant volcanoes. Plus, they're all just stunning.

Mount Kilimanjaro
Moshi, Tanzania

A volcano with three distinct cones, named Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa—it stands at 19,341 feet above sea level. Mount Kilimanjaro is attractive to hikers because it's one of the few high peaks that's possible to reach without any mountaineering gear (though it's still an extremely strenuous climb). Those who don't want to endure the altitude sickness can take refuge with the wildlife at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park at the base.

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