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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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Description: A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.

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models of whales

This is not a large museum, however they have some nice things relating to the whaling history of Lahaina.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is not a large museum, however they have some nice things relating to the whaling history of Lahaina.

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went here three times for all of the shopping that is offered. Loved the Tommy Bahama store where several items were purchased. There are many little kiosks with an assortment of Hawaiian items at reasonable prices. We ate at two restaurants and had several meals, Hana Grill and Leolani's. Both excellent.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stumbled on this place when searching for some A/C to get a break from the heat. We actually really enjoyed it, there are some great exhibits and the history is really interesting. Kids would probably be bored however.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This free museum is actually very interesting. We were waiting for friends and popped in and actually spent a good amount of time here.

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phila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoyed this and learned a lot about the Whaling industry in Maui. There is a gift shop consisting of merchandise made by local artisans. A $3.00 ticket includes free parking in the adjoining lot.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I grew up in this town when this place was built many years ago, but it hasnt lost its charm.. fun and different

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Maui, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The really have some amazing artifacts and this museum is actually pretty old. It helps you understand the whaling industry and how it effected Hawaii. The museum may be closing. Whalers Village is renovating and making changes.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went with our group of 10. We were able to get free entry by doing a scavenger hunt around Whalers Village and finding all of the different animal exhibits and marking them down on the provided handout. It's a really interesting piece of history and worth a visit if you are at Whalers Village.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This little museum was a big surprise. One might expect a whaling museum to be in a 19th century musty old wood building. The the contrary, this museum is inexplicably in a very modern upscale outdoor shopping mall. Don't let the location fool you! This place is an unexpected gem. It is remarkably well curated and expertly presented. It even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great if you are looking for high end outlet stores. We were with a 4 yr old so it is not for them. View of the ocean is pretty.

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