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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 #50 of 307 things to do 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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went so many times because there's just so much to see and do here. A great way to pass the time when you're waiting for a tour or need a day off from the beach. HA! Like anyone needs a day off from a Maui beach.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking for an easy, fun activity one afternoon, and the museum got the nod. We were glad we took the time. You learn about whales, whaling, and the men who hunted them. Hard to comprehend whale hunting, but one must remember the time that this all took place. Definitely worth the visit.

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Macedon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Only $3 for an interesting tour on a subject I knew little about - but now have a much greater appreciation.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The things people used to do to make a living! It was hard to believe that folks could work under these conditions for extended periods of time. Captain of the ship, signed up for 3 years away from home, got a base salary of $360 (for 3 years!) Got to love recent history.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For those interested in history, this museum is a real find! It is small but very well appointed with artifacts and displays. The video presentation is very, very good. The history and culture of the whaling industry in the area is made very clear and very interesting. There's also a small gift shop that is intriguing, as well. Don't miss... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

learned a lot about whaling experience. Excellent audio tape - take one to go through museum. They are free with admission. Talk by whale expert - excellent but could have been edited a bit. We couldn't sit any longer.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the history on the whaling industry but my kids who are 5 years old and 9 years old did not. I am glad that humpback whales are back to the numbers they were before they were hunted to extinction. The movie and talk were good as well. Very cheap admission compared to other venues.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Restaurants weren't anything special,but they're were all on the beach and the shops were good for souvenirs, not much else

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Pewaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is located in Whaler's Village on the upper level, and, since most people get there on their vacation, you can't miss it. By do-able, I mean that there's lots to see, and it's really interesting, but it's not a 3 hour time commitment. We stayed about 50 minutes, but didn't watch the whole movie. This museum is about what... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we decided to go to whalers village for valentines day, to see the whaler museum before dinner, spend the afternoon shopping there, have dinner, and take in the hula show after dinner. we were disappointed to find the museum closed when we arrived there, and then disappointed a second time when there was no hula show. the hula show was/is... More 

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