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Whalers Village Museum

2435 Ka'anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-5992
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Ranked #15 of 64 Attractions in Lahaina
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Description: A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This museum tells the history of whaling and is really interesting. They also have a show on the humpbacks - what amazing creatures!

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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This small but informative museum is well worth the $3 admission. ($2 for seniors 55 and over) There were many artifacts from the heydays of the whaling industry that were very interesting. One of the highlights of this museum was the video on whales. A must see. While we found this to be an interesting and informative stop we found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had no idea about the importance of Hawaii in the whaling industry in the 19th century... very entertaining and informative museum. Unfortunately it is very small. The ticket is 3 dollars for adults but gives you 3 hours in the parking lot, which would cost 18 dollars.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Regretable decline in an old staple. They now charge for visits, have reduced hours, and customer service gone.

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United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a beautifully done museum that pays homage to Hawaii's whaling history. They have tons of real artifacts from the era including whaling hooks/spears, whale oil, scrimshaw, and other tools. Although it is in a small space, they've managed to fill it with TONS of information. This is definitely more for adults, as there is a lot of reading... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

in the whalers village museum you will see all kind of stores. good place fr Breakfast my best was RUBYS. the pancakes are so light.

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Tumwater, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

For my daughters 18th birthday we went to whalers, walked around the high end shops and had a great 4 star dinner on the beach!

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a great place to learn about humpback whales and the history of whaling in Hawaii. Our kids love the museum and we've visited it many times. Worth an hour of your time.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our first stop off the plane. Had the fish tacos and coconut shrimp. Delicious and right on the beach. Walked a bit around the mall, not a shopper so it just seemed like another mall. It is clean bright and hot on a hot day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The ide by trally was great then as soon as we arrived the dancers were putting on the best show that I have seen in a long time. We were on a time limit so we didn't have time to shop but we ate at the Hula Barefoot Bar and Grill and I would give it A+++++++

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