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Whalers Village Museum, Lahaina

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Lahaina holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Whalers Village Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Straight from the docent's mouth- the Whaler's complex was bought by a Chicago company last year, and all the permits are being reset. The docent said the reopening has been put on hold indefinitely, ...  more »
  • Sad to think that they used to hunt and kill the whales. It was interesting though to see the tools they used to use; learning/seeing parts of history is always interesting.  more »
  • When you stayed in Hawaii, Maui Ka'anapali visited on foot from the hotel. ABC-Mart contains restaurants and brand stores, convenient. Hula was doing at night. Made of window shopping is fun.
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  • Tourist Trap..
  • Closed for renovations until late 2017
  • 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.
  • Still 3 weeks from opening
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