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Whalers Village Museum, Lahaina
(3.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
See a 12 m (40 ft) whale skeleton and learn why humpbacks make an annual journey all the way from Alaska to Hawaii at Whalers Village Museum. The museum also offers the chance to go back in time and explore the world of whalers. Admire the collection of 19th-century scrimshaw--drawings carved on whale teeth, and marvel at the replica of a ship forecastle, where whalers would live during expeditions of up to five years. Be sure to pause and take in the view of the ‘Au‘au Channel, which is one of the most heavily-populated whale areas in Hawaii. A key habitat for the North Pacific Humpback Whales, the region is protected as a Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. After the museum, grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant or enjoy an evening stroll through some of the village's more than 90 shops. Plan your Whalers Village Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lahaina using our Lahaina family vacation planner.
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  • 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 pa...  more »
  • 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 
  • Be thank you visit Kaanapali shopping center when I came last year but still large construction and has. So I usually use three toilets suddenly 2 locations or blockade, so care is required. So whaler village out in the direction of Lahaina kaanapalytorowley Transportation Center. Dining, shopping, such as the very popular island vintage, ocean view restaurant has two, delicious, healthy, popular DAIS, subway is in the American Court has brand-name stores, such as ABC stores open from early in the morning until the night a Hawaiian sundries cute Sandpiper, Kate spade and Louis Vuitton. I in the ABC store here or buy yogurt for breakfast, mauistylechips like to buy or helpful.
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  • From their website: 2015 Museum Closed Due To Mall Renovation. Will re-open in the Fall of 2016.  
  • A good learning experience with great artifacts.