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Whalers Village Museum

Address: 2435 Ka'anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 808-661-5992
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Ranked #8 of 48 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

we stopped on a whim, and learned so much about the whales and the people from that time. I am so glad that this practice is no longer used

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the lecture on whales and all the displays on whaling in the old times. Great for kids and adults

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This one is fascinating. It's small, manageable and easy to do with kids before they get fidgety and need to get to the beach nearby. Everyone will learn something at this wonderful museum about the history of Lahaina and the early whaling industry that affected the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The history of whaling in one room, with pictures, artifacts and even a captains quarters. Nominal admission fee. Gift shop inside. This is in the Whaler's Village shopping center right on the beach.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Loved this old history of whaling on Mau Maui. Very informative. We have traveled a lot and we enjoy learning the history of a place. The old photos are very revealing of life on a whacking boat and the film is very good too.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nice background exhibits on the history of whaling in Lahaina. The movie talked about research regarding the whales mating habits. Friendly staff. A small museum that can be done rather quickly.

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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This little museum is quite a surprise. Located in Whalers Village it gives you a wealth of history of the area and the whalers. Very well done and interesting.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a great little museum. Plenty of exhibits and a very informative film. Makes you realize how hard a whaler's life was. It's only $3 for an adult ticket. You shouldn't miss this while you're at the beach!

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Henderson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Something very different to do. It was entertaining with much information.Learn more in an hour then I needed to about whaling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice for a quick break. Staff are friendly and it's only $3. But it's small and you can be out in 10 minutes.

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