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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Brunswick, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 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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