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Whalers Village Museum

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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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Learn the Whaling History

Half the island must shop there. Lots of choices and range of prices. In addition, the Whalers Village Museum gives a great story about the whaling industry. So interesting. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Half the island must shop there. Lots of choices and range of prices. In addition, the Whalers Village Museum gives a great story about the whaling industry. So interesting. You can take the elevator up to the museum.

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Sunnyvale, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Whalers museum is good to showcase the original weapons used to hunt whales. But for rest of it watching a Discovery channel is far more time saving.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This inexpensive(after you pay for expensive parking) museum was so interesting. I learned a lot about whaling history and its way of life. Everyone in my family enjoyed our visit. The movie is good and a nice break from walking.

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Marina del Rey, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a small museum with a history of the whaling industry that flourished in the area a long time ago. See whaling boats and skeleton of a large whale.

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Chicago, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wasn't sure this would hold my interest but it did. Didn't know whaling could be so engaging. Worth a diversion from shopping.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My lady friend, her sister, and I (all 50+) visited this attraction as something different to do after visiting Maui several times over ther past 13 years. The $4 per person self-guided tour is worth a visit if you're interested in the whaling industry and have abouot 1.5 to 2 hours to spend. Tens of very well-captioned and nicely imaged... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Half hour parking is $3! Rest are expensive tourist trap shops... Miss it if you can. Only mediocre thing is the free hula show.

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London, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went a little later in the day, and so didn't have sufficient time to complete the tour of this museum - there is so much to see we should have allowed ourselves at least a couple of hours. The history of the whaling industry is shown in pictures, models and stories. This place will be on the top of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a do-it yourself, walk through as fast or as slow as you want museum and it is fascinating. It is definitely worth while to see and learn about the whaling industry.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

On our last 3 visits to Lahaina we always stop in to visit the Whaler's Museum at the Whaler's Shopping Center. I enjoy seeing the Scrimshaw, reading the Ship's Logs for many of the Whaler's left the Port of New Bedford, Mass. New Bedford also has a Whaling Museum and is a 15 minute trip from my home. The highlight... More 

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