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Address: 2435 Ka'anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 808-661-5992
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.

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a kaanapali sidewalk stop

walk the kaanapali sidewalk and take a detour into whalers village shopping area and you will find the museum. Very interesting items from Maui's past. If you are not staying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

walk the kaanapali sidewalk and take a detour into whalers village shopping area and you will find the museum. Very interesting items from Maui's past. If you are not staying along kaanapali beach area there is a parking garage area next to whalers village . Visit the museum and the shops and walk the beach. Or do what makes you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We popped into the museum and spent about 45 minutes there. I could have stayed much longer because the exhibits were really interesting - great artifacts, pictures and info. Our girls (ages 10-12) were not as interested - so more adult than child-friendly.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Relatively small museum, but it was still quite educational. Recommend watching the video and using the hand held devices to learn more about the exhibits you are looking at on the wall and enclosures.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and informative about whaling as it was during Maui whaling era. Displays give examples of conditions that existed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Easy to get to, the museum is on the third level of Whaler's Village. There are a lot of photos and artifacts from the early days and a short film on what it was like to be aboard a whaler. Some of the scenes might not be suitable for smaller children (processing the whales to harvest their oil) but it... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This museum is tucked away in a shopping center; which has Jo scale shops. Lahaina was a major port for whaling in the 1800's. The museum has a full complement of old photos, tools and even excerpts from all diaries. Fascinating place.

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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you want to learn something about the Humpback whales that visit Maui every Dec-April, this is a great place to go. Either an experienced whale advocate or a member of one of the government or foundations gives the lecture, with different lecturers different days. The museum features nice exhibits on the history of whaling as well as contemporary whale... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This museum is located in Whaler's Village - while not a large museum, it packs a lot of information into a small space. The history of the whaling industry is told through interesting photos, tools and weapons and other artifacts. Since we were there in March when the humpbacks were very active, this was of particular interest to us. Very... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It looked like a very nice place to see. We were in the place for a short time because we got there and the Museum was about to close for the day. It stays open to about 4:00pm. Wish we had more time.

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum is so worth not only the cost of admission but the short amount of time you give to see it. Seniors and military only pay $2, and with 2 adults they validate your parking for 3 hours. The audio tour walks you thru 15 stations and explains the displays very well. A continuous loop movie also plays in... More 

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