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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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Polynesian Cultural Center Luau
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One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North Shore of Oahu. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit Center was created so that the students of nearby Brigham Young University Hawaii could work their way through college by sharing their island heritage with visitors. The students come from an area that covers approximately 12 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
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+1 800-367-7060
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Reviewed yesterday

During our trip to Oahu, Hawaii, we decided to check out a Luau experience at the Polynesion Cultural Center. The package we booked included a dinner with live entertainment and show right after. The food: The food did not suit my taste buds. I personally...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed yesterday

What a great experience this was. I think we got there around lunch, and had plenty to do before our Luau. I wished we would have gotten there sooner. The play at the end was pretty neat too. You should prepare to spend a full...More

Thank wbrigance
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I absolutely enjoyed every minute of this event. Didn't hurt either since we were celebrating my husband birthday too. The food was to die for and the entertainment was awesome. Watching while learning and participating in Hawaiian culture is something we will...More

1  Thank Mimi2jaxx
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great opportunity to be introduced to several cultures. I had a great time. We raced from village to village to see as many as possible. It was easy to book right online. We did the package deal and were not disappointed in...More

Thank DAR48
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pros: The performers are very entertaining. All the staff is very friendly and welcoming. It was a lot more entertaining than I expected. Cons: I was hoping for a more educational experience. Also, you really can't learn anything unless you visit the villages during their...More

1  Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit place. If it is you first time there, do your homework, there is a lot to do and see. The village shows are worth the admission. Lots to do interactively that will interest all ages. You are hard pressed to...More

Thank IBMisterG
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Ambassador Circle is the way to go. You really need to start by 1:00 to see most of the exhibits. The canoe pageant, and most of the villages are very educational and enjoyable. The move is beautiful. The dinner food and show is also...More

Thank Smith8646
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed every moment. We booked directly through the Polynesian Cultural Center and selected the transportation option. Our driver and tour guide were there 10 minutes early of pick up time to start checking everyone in and then when one group did not show, our...More

Thank gregandlaurasmith
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a first time visitor, plan on visiting this place first, so you get a good understanding of Polynesian cultures. Each village describes their culture well and the people are friendly and happy. The shows are very informative and fun at the same...More

Thank Suresh D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend this as a must do tour. Opt for the Super Ambassador Tour. That gives you a personal guide for you or a family. You are encouraged to participate and ask plenty of questions. The night show is a definite draw!

Thank SeaRunner76
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pelayoady11
How long of a drive is the Polynesian cultural center from Waikiki area ? I'll be renting a car
22 June 2017|
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Response from JohnCamp81 | Reviewed this property |
I'd give it at least an hour. Traffic can be heavy heading that direction.
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Lindsay M
What is the best way to visit the PCC with a 3 year old and a baby? Is the luau kid friendly or will everyone be annoyed? How late does everything go? Anyone visited with young kids? Was it too much walking/too tiring for them? Are there places to nurse a baby? Thanks!
7 May 2017|
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Response from Kath107 | Reviewed this property |
The hotel you are staying at can arrange your tickets and buses leave from the shopping area. Too easy. The little ones will be fine on the bus and if they are like my grandchildren they will sleep. Its easy when you get... More
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Lindsay M
What is the best way to visit the PCC with a 3 year old and a baby? Is the luau kid friendly or will everyone be annoyed? How late does everything go? Anyone visited with young kids? Was it too much walking/too tiring for them? Are there places to nurse a baby? Thanks!
7 May 2017|
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Response from Karyoca | Reviewed this property |
Lindsay, Shalom I would not take very young children there. Don't take me wrong; it is a fantastic attraction much recommended for curious youngsters but not for the very young. It's a walk around at your will and... More
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