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Whalers Village Museum

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Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
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+1 808-661-5992
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.

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A mini-mall for the homesick

For those that need a bit of high end shopping to round out their day - and don't want to drive in to Lahaina - Kaanapali has the whaler's village integrated into its array of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Billabob J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those that need a bit of high end shopping to round out their day - and don't want to drive in to Lahaina - Kaanapali has the whaler's village integrated into its array of resorts and beaches.

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Thank Billabob J
Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is not a big museum per se however, it is very interesting to see about the culture of whaling back in history.

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Dartmouth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could not find info for when the museum would reopen...the modern look outside and signage was interesting so we really wished to go.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice to walk around and do a little shopping if you are into higher end stores. There are a few restaurants on the boardwalk.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

There is an interesting mix of stores, but lots of construction so it doesn't feel too welcoming. Tucked in the back is an ABC store to pick up quick drinks and snacks. Inside the food court is Joey's Kitchen which was a wonderfully great surprise- good yummy food.

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Thank Rita T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

I have visited the museum during previous visits to Maui. However, during this visit I was unable to find the museum. Whalers Village is going through extensive remodeling projects so perhaps the museum is closed due to that project. I've enjoyed visiting the museum and hope to visit during our next Maui trip. I always learn something new from the... More 

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Makawao
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This free attraction on the third floor of the Whaler's Village Mall should not be overlooked. The history is not only accurate, but often presented with real whaling ship artifacts. I visit many times per year with my guests from other places. The museum has been an icon for over thirty years on the Island of Maui.

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Lots of things to do at the whaler village, from food to crafts to shopping to swimming, there is something at the village for everyone.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We shopped more that once. Loved all the shops something for everyone. You have to go and look around .

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The Whalers Village is not really a museum but more of a shopping mall. It has areas of facts regarding whales that is informational but it is not a formal museum. It is a nice place for kids to be distracted while parents shop. It was very clean and has a ton of great places for souvenirs.

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