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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
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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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Good day visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were there in August, 2016, it was under renovations. Shops and restaurants were open, but it was a little messy. Once it's completed it should be really nice. We have been there many times before renovation and enjoyed walking around there. Once in a while they have a Hula show in the courtyard.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was ok but is misisn g a certain local feel - seems like a commercialized outdoor mall (which is what it is) and doesn't have the organic small shop feel to it. Needs more local outdoor carts/juice stands/ clothing bazarres or whatever.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are interested in the history of whaling this is a must see, also a whale skeleton will fascinate the kids

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San Antnio,Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very few stores are open because of construction going on. Was there a year ago and it was a lot better. Hope construction is quick and in better shape when we return in a year or so.

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Long Barn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent - was wonderful looking at the pictures of the old whalers ( some missing both legs). Seeing the tiny bunks they slept on etc.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are in the process of adding on/remodeling so it is a bit of a mess. The only thing of interest to us was the ABC Store- lol! Went to look at the food court for a quick meal and it was in the basement in a windowless room. Not what I came to Maui for. The food did look... More 

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