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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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10:00 - 16:00
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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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Currently being remodeled, it has a nice collection of shops and a brilliant location, made to order for foot traffic. How could mall management and leasing agents not compose a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2016
Mike K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Webster City, Iowa
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

park and shop or Lunch (expensive), drink at the beach bars (expensive) or lay on the beach or walk down to black rock and snorkel and watch the turtles, a local was there and taught us how to feed the turtles.

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Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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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2-2th-dox
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

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

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Currently being remodeled, it has a nice collection of shops and a brilliant location, made to order for foot traffic. How could mall management and leasing agents not compose a better food court. Not only would it be a money maker, properly done it would be a draw for the retail shops. Don't miss the Hula Bar.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

From our supposedly enlightened perspective, killing cretaceans seems hideous. But this museum is about a different era, and the hearty men who plied the seas. They sure have my respect. Costs $3 and won't take even 1/2 hr.

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River Vale, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a nice shopping mall if you're staying in Ka’anapali. They seem to be upgrading the structure and shops throughout the open mall. I'm not familiar with the clientele in the area but just walking around it doesn't seem to be the place for a Louis Vuitton or Rolex shop at this point. I imagine this an attempt to... More 

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Elma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is an open air mall within walking distance of all of the resorts. Some closer than others. Many general and high end shops. Restaurants and bars near the beach side.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

The artist rendition of the changes look very impressive. Nicer public space, new washrooms, better lighting, and a bit lager. The process will take another year. The now the place looks like a construction site in the common area. A few nice stores I like include Martin and Mac Arthur and while the kids like to window shop at the... More 

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Tucson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

It is a construction zone. Much has been walled off and heavy machinery is re-sculpting so much of Whaler's Village. The stage is not usable right now (thus, no hula shows in the evening) but many of the businesses are still open and the bus to Lahaina still stops out front. In the future, it will be very upscale and... More 

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