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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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Tustin, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Westin which is right next to Whalers Village. Plenty of restaurants or eateries to fit any need. They have yogurt places, a coffee house, a Ruby's, an ABC convenient store to grab what you may have forgotten or to just get snacks. They also have some nice shops to spoil yourself. I went to the coffee... More

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Farmington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We weren't about this, but it was only a few dollars to get inand gave us something to do. What a surprise! It was very interesting! It was about the whaling on the island, there lots of artifacts to look at,video to watch and mini write ups on the walls. We really enjoyed itI If you like history go and... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great variety of items to purchase. If you are at the Sheraton or westins, there are free shuttles too and from, no parking fees which is nice.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Every person to Maui should take at least one Whale watch trip. Not only is it interesting to see the island from the water, but if you get to see the whales you will realize just how amazing nature it. We got to see a mother whale teaching her baby to tail slap the water and then it just seemed... More

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Illawong Sydney australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just dropped in to have a look and it was quite interesting to have a look and read about the history of this little village . Very cheap to get in $3 .

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum tells the history of whaling and is really interesting. They also have a show on the humpbacks - what amazing creatures!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This small but informative museum is well worth the $3 admission. ($2 for seniors 55 and over) There were many artifacts from the heydays of the whaling industry that were very interesting. One of the highlights of this museum was the video on whales. A must see. While we found this to be an interesting and informative stop we found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had no idea about the importance of Hawaii in the whaling industry in the 19th century... very entertaining and informative museum. Unfortunately it is very small. The ticket is 3 dollars for adults but gives you 3 hours in the parking lot, which would cost 18 dollars.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Regretable decline in an old staple. They now charge for visits, have reduced hours, and customer service gone.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a beautifully done museum that pays homage to Hawaii's whaling history. They have tons of real artifacts from the era including whaling hooks/spears, whale oil, scrimshaw, and other tools. Although it is in a small space, they've managed to fill it with TONS of information. This is definitely more for adults, as there is a lot of reading... More

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