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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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A Lot of Info in a Small Space

This museum is located in Whaler's Village - while not a large museum, it packs a lot of information into a small space. The history of the whaling industry is told through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Cincinnati
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This museum is located in Whaler's Village - while not a large museum, it packs a lot of information into a small space. The history of the whaling industry is told through interesting photos, tools and weapons and other artifacts. Since we were there in March when the humpbacks were very active, this was of particular interest to us. Very... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

It looked like a very nice place to see. We were in the place for a short time because we got there and the Museum was about to close for the day. It stays open to about 4:00pm. Wish we had more time.

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Belmont, California
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22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum is so worth not only the cost of admission but the short amount of time you give to see it. Seniors and military only pay $2, and with 2 adults they validate your parking for 3 hours. The audio tour walks you thru 15 stations and explains the displays very well. A continuous loop movie also plays in... More 

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Novato, California
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stopped by here for about 20 mins. It was fascinating. I wanted to learn more about whales themselves but this museum is more about whaling. It was very sad to see how both the whales and the men at sea suffered. This is a fascinating but small museum that only costs $3 to visit. Well worth if if you... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We've seen many of the various instruments and implements used in the whaling trade, having lived on the West Coast, but this is the most comprehensive look at the terrible cost to the sailors as well as the whales. We were fortunate to hear one of the volunteers talk about the current humpback whales in preparation for our whale watch.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is in the Whaler's Village at Kaanapali Beach and the museum is a must. Very inexpensive ($2.00 if you are a senior) Has great exhibits and also a very informative film as well as a live researcher that speaks after the film.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Spend from a half hour to a couple of hours learning about the importance of whale oil to the life in America. The harsh life of the whaling crew is eye-opening. So glad we don't depend on this fuel source as in the past.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I stopped here while it was down pouring rain and we're totally surprised! This was a great visit with lots of great info on whales and whaling. They had a speaker, Libby, who was excellent and gave a cool power point presentation on whales.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

A nice, small museum with lots of artifacts and information. I really enjoyed the informative video. Allow yourself a couple of hours to see and read everything. A great value at $3.00 which includes free parking with a small purchase.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Took about an hour of our trip to explore the museum and learned a lot about the history of whaling in Hawaii. Very interesting and the fee was reasonable!

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