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Whalers Village Museum

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Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
Phone Number: 808-661-5992
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.

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Well organized and presented.

Great place to visit, doesn't take long but packed with interesting history and artifacts, a must see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Diane M
Moses Lake, Washington
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Victoria, BC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Expensive parking ($3 per 1/2 hour), no museum was open (but no signs stating this before you park and walk in) When we found out museum was closed all that remained was expensive shops with a lot of construction material to navigate around , I wouldn't recommend this stop.

Thank BeenThereYYJ
Moses Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, doesn't take long but packed with interesting history and artifacts, a must see.

Thank Diane M
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whalers Village is currently undergoing a huge renovation. They will soon have a Monkey Pod restaurant and new shops. Many of their top notch shops are open, but the renovation will be completed soon.

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Merseyside, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caught the bus from Lahaina today to the Whalers Village. I would personally not bother going until all the construction work is completed. As soon as you get off the bus you are greeted by guys laying crazy stone for the entrance. There are numatic drills going all the time, lots of fences blocking you access, signs/arrows directing you to... More 

Thank Mrs-K-Price
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

whalers market is full of shops where one can spend some time shopping and eating. and often have hawaian dancers performing. it is having a face lift right now but should be done soon. a must go visit.

Thank davidtT3641HO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right now Whalers Village in under a major remodel. The place is pretty torn up. But in the midst of the chaos, on lowest level is the best Shave Ice! Try it with vanilla or macadamia nut ice cream in the bottom and your favorite flavor on top!! Ono!! BTW the spoons change color with cold! Fun!

Thank Debbie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to shop in Kaanapoli. There is a great blend of upscale, casual, mainland and island shops. Among them, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Bahama, Martin & MacArthur and the ABC store. There are also restaurants both casual, upscale to Ice cream and cookies; Hula Grill, Leilani's By the Beach, Haagen Dazs, Honolulu Cookie Company. Usually... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did not visit the museum, so this review was just for the shopping and dining area. The whole place is under construction and can be rather noisy. Parking is in a nearby garage, with fees of $3 per half hour, which is waived for the first 3 hours if you purchase something at the center and get your parking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice for a day visit, whalers village itself is quite nice. With shops and stores as well as good good. It's on the beach so that's a bonus. It's a peaceful day spent.

Thank not-a-big-city-girl
Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Enough stores to find what your looking for and of course theres an ABC Store and if you've been to the Islands you know what I'm talking about. While your there stop by Hula Grill good food and the Ocean is you view.

Thank Alice G

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