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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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13 reviews 13 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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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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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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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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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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Whalers Village Museum is a fantastic little museum within the Whalers Village shopping center. Make sure you spend a good hour in there reading all of the information on the walls. There is a lot to learn, and this is pretty much the best place to learn about whaling in Hawaii. It will make you aware and appreciative of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The parking lot is a zoo. Full of frenzied tourists looking for too few parking spots. We came at 6 pm so the place fills up with diners and people there to see the sunset. Maybe other times of the day it isn't that bad. The stores are a lot of high end places so no bargains to be had.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The shops here are lovely and upscale--mostly clothing stores like Tommy Bahama and designer shops. Not much in the way of tacky tourist souvenirs! And a great restaurant--the Hula Grill--definitely worth trying. Has a fun vibe and really great, local food.

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