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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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Brunswick, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I would recommend this museum! It was amazing to read about the history of your surroundings! it was rather small but packed with information and photos/objects actually used.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is filled with artifacts and history of the beginning of the Hawaiian Islands. It is located in a little shopping mall so you can shop and learn at the same time.

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Northern California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went late in the day and didn't get a chance to go to the museum. Mall is full of shops which I have nearby at home. I have no intent on going to Maui to end up in a Coach store. Tried taking a family picture by the beach at sunset but the place was so full of tourists... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Whalers Village Museum is fairly small, but it's a nice 20 minute getaway from the area shopping. Admission was about $3 a person, which is a fair price. They have some really neat artifacts.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Again, if you like to shop then this is the place for you. Just another tourist trap to us. But the trolley is a great ride to get to where you want to be. Don't forget to tip the driver.

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St. John's, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This attraction is pretty small but if you have an hour to kill in the area it is alright if you are into history.

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Chula Vista, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Touristy shops and high end shops mixed together. More fun to window shop. Go check out the museum, it is worth the time and $2 (military/senior/child) admission. Great restaurants, choose a different one for each meal! Leilani's has the best food/fish tacos!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Whaler's Village was okay. It had many stores a normal mall has (except for the anchor department stores), but also a ton of really expensive stores like Coach and Louis Vuitton. We walked around briefly but didn't buy anything.

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Kansas City, MO
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303 reviews 303 reviews
38 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a nice little museum with some real artifacts from the golden era of whaling, and the best part is that it costs only $3 per adult to get in. You can also get your parking validated for 3 hours IF you bring the ticket in with you. The parking is otherwise expensive. There is a video you can... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum is located on the second story of the Whalers Village shopping mall. It is rather small, but offers a very detailed description of whaling business of the past. You will find original whaling tools and weapons, ship records and ship's forecastle, where seamen's quarters were located. Photos dating back to the times of whaling ships complement the collection.... More

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