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Whalers Village Museum

2435 Ka'anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-661-5992
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Ranked #13 of 62 attractions in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Description: A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is an informative little museum with quite a lot of exhibits crammed into a small space, but it works somehow. There are wonderful photos and artifacts from the whaling days and a nice gift shop. They also validate parking at Whaler's Village, which is always a good thing.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a small attraction. It is a good look into whaling of the past. In is inside the Whalers Village shopping center. The shopping center is just that, a shopping center. Several good restaurants and area to walk around. You can validate your village parking at this and other village shops.

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Central Penna.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a bargain and a must do for those interested in learning about the whaling history. It is just a small venue but it gets the job done at an affordable rate.

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Bay Area
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This museum is really the only highpoint of this cookie-cutter mall. While small, it covers the history of the Hawaii whaling industry in surprising depth. The gift shop could be better, but the museum makes up for that. The entrance fee is reasonable (and they will validate your parking receipt).

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Lecatno, Fl
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Whaler's Village visiting various shops. It was a nice break in the middle of a tourist shopping center. We were aware of the New England whaling industry and were a bit surprised to find out about the whaling industry. It was a very pleasant experience and well worth the price of admission.

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Washington, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Really enjoyed the Whale Museum as it was very interesting to learn about the whaling history of Maui . They had great photos of the ships and people and processes used. Artifacts and lots of things to see. A realy don't miss place to visit when at Kaanapali.

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Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a small little museum, but we learned quite a bit. My kids know more that most children about the whaling industry because we listened to the book Revenge of the Whale by Philbrick. So, it was a treat to be able to bring them to the museum. I also plan to listen to an abridged version of Moby... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Thought it was free--cost money to get in---kids are 8 and 6--too young to think it was interesting---didnt open till 10

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Edmonton
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Located in Whaler's Village so it's easy to find. The exhibits are not amazing but they provide an excellent overview of whalers and a film about humpback whales. The photos of whalers at their work are worth the visit. We came away with a new respect for the dangers that whalers faced.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice small museum up stairs in the mall. Bonus, they validate the parking there. A big savings for a small outlay admission fee. Educational exhibits on the whale hunting culture and techniques of the previous centuries. Doesn't take long to go through it.

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