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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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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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Walking around Lahaina and came across this, we went in and looked around. What a great place to see. Very interesting history. Lots of neat stuff and history of the Islands.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around Lahaina and came across this, we went in and looked around. What a great place to see. Very interesting history. Lots of neat stuff and history of the Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was construction going on, so made it a little difficult to locate, but the museum was well worth the effort. My husband and I spent over 2 hours here. The information was interesting and well presented. A must for history buffs.

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San Jose, Ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special trip to see the museum, parked in the crowded lot and trudged through the mall, only to find it closed. None of the tourist information told us it was closed

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis was a free attraction so as we wondered around the shops we popped in to have a look. Fairly interesting information. Not sure I would have been too happy paying for it. SO a nice local attraction worth popping into if you are in the area. Nothing else to it really..

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming to Maui for 30 years but never bothered to see this museum. We were staying at The Whaler condos so decided to give the museum a try. Amazingly interesting with the history of the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If museums are your thing, then go to learn a little piece of history, learn about whaling. Not pricey.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were mesmerized at this museum, when we saw it we thought it would be smaller, but there is a lot of knowledge there. We learned so much, we saw the video they have on continuous showing at different times. It was a very enriching experience and it is worth your time.

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Puyallup, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Has some high end expensive shops, lots of food options. Very commercialized, lots of people. Would rather go into Lahaina for shopping & food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Wayne is fabulous and generous. This museum has an extraordinary collection. It provides a detailed view of the whalers seafaring life. I am a big fan of the sailors Valentine shell art. I was really touched to see one which read "Forget Me Not". The scrimshaw was a real treasure. I am a whale lover but think it is important... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Nicely arranged, lots of good information about the old whaling days.....good exhibits......easy walk through....small cozy place

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