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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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  • Great shopping area which was right next to our hotel (The Westin). Shopping area had just about everything you might want to take back to mainland. Great area to people watch from all over the...  more »
  • Cool and relaxing place to sit and rest while shopping, mostly the men! It isn't an official museum, just an area in the shopping center to sit and rest. there is a huge whale skeleton suspended that....  more »
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  • Sadly the museum was being refurbished, but a lady who was on the welcome desk was able to provide an excellent description of the work which went on at the museum.
  • A good learning experience with great artifacts.
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