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Whalers Village Museum

2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
+1 808-661-5992
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A whale museum featuring a 40-foot whale skeleton.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
+1 808-661-5992
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

In the center of town with lots to offer all around. Restaurants, shops, loved the shops with Hawaiian made items. Bought beautiful dress and exquisite necklace wear them all the time back home in Florida.

Thank kimandronald
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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,

Thank ronsK8337AE
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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...More

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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 TravellingBee338
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank PlannerTN
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

Thank P H
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8 April 2017|
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Response from 145elite123145 | Reviewed this property |
You get yourself a ticket and you get 1 hour free, but if you buy something in one of the stores, get your ticket validated and get another 3 hour parking free for a total of 4 hours.
13 October 2016|
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Response from enjoying_retirement | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus system on Maui. Check there website to see what the routes and schedules are. I don't know if they plan to have the museum rebuilt by then. It is currently a pile of dirt. The shopping is higher end shops.