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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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Nice mall to shop at

We went to Whaler's Village to purchase gifts for friends and family to take home. I was surprised that there were so many different types of things to buy - Not only for friends... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Anchorage, Alaska
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

My wife and I stopped by yesterday afternoon to see what the shops had to offer. We didn't purchase anything and when I went to pay my parking ticket it was $15 for two hours. This is an absolute rip-off and a quick way to discourage customers from coming back.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We went to Whaler's Village to purchase gifts for friends and family to take home. I was surprised that there were so many different types of things to buy - Not only for friends but for ourselves as well.

Thank dalejrrocks04
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

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.

Thank Laurie F
st paul, mn
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This is a small, outdoor mall directly on the beach. The shops are overpriced and not all that special, but if you need a break from the beach, it's not a bad place to hang out for an hour. It's walkable from the main resorts in Lahaina, and if I had to drive, I wouldn't probably stop. Great place to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

Whaler's Village is a beachfront shopping centre built for the tourism industry. Lots and lots of shops but not many bargains here. If you want to shop in a nice shopping centre this is it. Have a swim before or afterwards as it is beachfront and a very 'happening' place. Parking is NOT FREE but you can get shops to... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

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.

Thank Kim B
San Jose, Ca
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

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

Thank SusanKayH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Didn't spend too much time here, place is under construction therefore this place might look nicer once it is completed. Not many stores stood out typical ones you can find elsewhere. Parking can be expensive.

Thank Jaf N
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy shopping at Whaler's Village, but this trip was the exception. The place is undergoing so major construction and some stairways are blocked off and getting to the different levels is a challenge. The mess from the construction is unsightly. I sure hope they get finished in a timely fashion.

Thank ADolores
Mayerthorpe, Canada
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

This unique open air shopping area is easily reached by free trolley ride from several resorts/hotels in the Kaanapali area. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the proximity to our resort and other nearby stops.

Thank Ann W

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