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

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Great Mall!

The Whalers Village is not really a museum but more of a shopping mall. It has areas of facts regarding whales that is informational but it is not a formal museum. It is a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
MATH1221
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Los Angeles, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is an interesting mix of stores, but lots of construction so it doesn't feel too welcoming. Tucked in the back is an ABC store to pick up quick drinks and snacks. Inside the food court is Joey's Kitchen which was a wonderfully great surprise- good yummy food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the museum during previous visits to Maui. However, during this visit I was unable to find the museum. Whalers Village is going through extensive remodeling projects so perhaps the museum is closed due to that project. I've enjoyed visiting the museum and hope to visit during our next Maui trip. I always learn something new from the... More 

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Makawao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This free attraction on the third floor of the Whaler's Village Mall should not be overlooked. The history is not only accurate, but often presented with real whaling ship artifacts. I visit many times per year with my guests from other places. The museum has been an icon for over thirty years on the Island of Maui.

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Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things to do at the whaler village, from food to crafts to shopping to swimming, there is something at the village for everyone.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shopped more that once. Loved all the shops something for everyone. You have to go and look around .

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Whalers Village is not really a museum but more of a shopping mall. It has areas of facts regarding whales that is informational but it is not a formal museum. It is a nice place for kids to be distracted while parents shop. It was very clean and has a ton of great places for souvenirs.

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Thank MATH1221
Salt Lake City, Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outdoor mall. There is no museum. I was disappointed I was hoping to learn something about the area.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lots of high end and local merchants gathered at Whalers Village where there's also a museum. They often showcase events including free hula dances which are fun to watch. Hint: get free or reduced parking coupons in the tourist magazines.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Still under construction but looks like the update is going to be nice. Shops range from an ABC Store to high end shops It is a nice stop if you are doing a leisure walk on the beach trail

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The museum closed and was torn down. This whole shopping center is an over priced disaster . It looked like over 50% of the stores and buildings have been torn down. Very disappointing.

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