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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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TripAdvisor
  • High low and between priced merchandise. $150 board shorts at Billabong and a few stores away you have ABC with a $5 bag of nuts. 
  • A good variety of stores and restaurants. You'll find anything from Swarovski to ABC stores. Plus a food court. For all tastes and budgets. 
  • parts or the village is under construction. The shops are quite o.k. Nothing special, but we found everything we needed 
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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.