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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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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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The whalers village museum was a short walk from our hotel. It's an outdoor museum, very large whale skeleton to admire.. Lots of history, and photos. Great place to grab an ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donna S
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The whalers village museum was a short walk from our hotel. It's an outdoor museum, very large whale skeleton to admire.. Lots of history, and photos. Great place to grab an ice cream cone, and walk around. Fun activity.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not very big or full of much, but it is nice all the same, good for little kids. The town is not very representative of an old whaling village (too modern, too commercial, too tacky for the most part)

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live on Maui and just love Whaler's Village Museum and Shops. What an educational opportunity for the whole family, packed with information and entertainment. We just love to visit the shops, hit the beach and grab a bite to eat.

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San Bernardino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

All though the village is under construction it was still a good place to visit. It was hard to really get an idea of how it looks as they have the grounds inside pretty much torn up. there are a number of shops that are similar and then not so much. The restruants were amazing, Hula Grill and Leilani's on... More 

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rshkj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

There is still a lot of shops open but the construction has the museum shut down. It is still fun to walk around and check out all the expensive stuff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A very nice museum that has artifacts and stories about Lahaina's whaling past. The Whaler's Village has a complete skeleton of a sperm whale at the front of the shopping center, and this museum provides the history of whaling, which thankfully no longer takes place in these waters.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Every time we vacation in Maui we always go to Whalers Village. However, we have only gone into the museum twice, out of 15 + visits. There is so much history here and I recommend everyone visit at least once.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The museum give you a clear understanding of what the era of whaling in the Pacific Ocean was like. For me it is a DO NOT MISS type of place if you have nay slight interest in the history of Lahaina and Maui.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

exhibits were quite informative. If you love Hawaiian history, this would be a place you'd like to stop in and check out.

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Duluth, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The actual museum was undergoing renovation when we visited in March 2016. Closed. We walked around the outdoor mall area. Somewhat more upscale than the front street stores with higher prices. The shaved ice stand was also closed so the only thing we bought were some keychains with the girls names in hawaiin on them. There was a cool sculpture... More 

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