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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
10:00 - 16:00
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A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.

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Small Museum

Small museum, lots of upscale shops like Tiffany, Gucci, Louis Vuitton. Local surf shop attire. Good eats ocean front Kaanapali at Leilani's and Hula Grill,

Reviewed 1 week ago
Redondo Beach, United States
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Redondo Beach, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small museum, lots of upscale shops like Tiffany, Gucci, Louis Vuitton. Local surf shop attire. Good eats ocean front Kaanapali at Leilani's and Hula Grill,

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Frisco, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for shopping. There is a ABC Store there with everything you need T shirts souvenirs and basic needs for a decent price. Mall is open air lots of shopping. Beware of the timeshare sales people very persistent.

Thank Viking972
Springfield, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are cases of historical items for the area. Shirt and swim suit stores no tour famous maker clothing and tour friendly ABC grocery store ! They have it all in this nice shopping area and restaurants for all your meals ?

Thank Joyce T
Huntington Beach, California
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If all you want to do is shop, this is a great place for you. The prices are higher than you will find elsewhere, but you can find some really cool stuff here that you can't find elsewhere. Trust me, you'll pay for it. At the end of the village you'll find Lelani's and Hula Grill. I had the fish... More 

Thank Lynn R
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is exactly the kind of place that you expect to find at any tourist site. Lots of high end merchandise that you can buy anywhere in the world.

Thank Bambi G
St Helens, United Kingdom
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482 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This very, very, small exhibit is located at the Whalers Village shopping centre and can act as a 5-mins distraction. There are 1 or 2 exhibits on display and the "museum" (I use the term loosely) is mainly aimed at encouraging awareness and funds for the Pacific Whale Foundation. Whilst a very worthy cause, it means that you are not... More 

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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Closed until further notice. Would have been interesting. Whaling played a large role in 1800s Hawaii. Today whales still migrate to the islands to give birth before heading north again. Whale watching tours abound on all islands.

Thank Michael N
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After driving over from Wailea in the pouring rain, parking in their garage, navigating more rain to find the facility map to locate the museum, we find a security guard who tells us the museum is closed for renovation. We had no desire to shop so we left. Trekking back to our cars only to wait in a long line... More 

Thank PlannerTN
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

High end food and shops, be sure to stop in Martin and MacArthur or Totally Hawaiian ask to see seed art by Kaliko

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Kiln, Mississippi
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Nice area to shop and look around. They had several restaurants in the area and had some free shows that you could attend

Thank wppage

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