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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Address: 55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
Phone Number:
+1 800-367-7060
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center,...

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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The good news is this is a great place to be exposed to different cultures of the South Pacific. The bad news is you have to spend all day here to see everything because they... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The good news is this is a great place to be exposed to different cultures of the South Pacific. The bad news is you have to spend all day here to see everything because they schedule shows in each region that play one after another. The grounds are laid out like an amusement park so be prepared for lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We highly recommend the ambassador package with Alli Lua and Ha Breath of Life show. Get there as soon as it opens there are so many villages and shows to see. And at the Lua there is Kalua pig on the buffet but they also serve the pig that was cooked in the emu at a different station so MAKE... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the Polynesian Cultural Centre on Oahu. We took an all day and evening tour. Regardless of the tour company you go with, you are assigned a guide at the centre. Our guide was charming and very knowledgeable. She led us around the park in such a way as to catch all of the shows and events, something that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the PCC in Jan 2017. Just be ready to do some pre-planning and get to know the map so you don't miss out on some of the demonstrations and shows in the different Polynesian regions/countries represented at the PCC. The gift shops are great, the food is ethnic, the employees and volunteers at the PCC are extremely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited with grandma, and teens. The park is over 50yrs old, so it is likely one of the original Hawaiian experiences of its kind, and it is meticulously maintained. The thatched roof bamboo 'villages' are charming; interesting to walk around over bridges and through palms, learning about the origins of Hawaii and the different island nations represented - great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places we visited on our trip. It was easy to buy tickets online, they had free parking, and great food. The presentations were excellent for each of the Polynesian Islands. Costumes were beautiful and people wearing them were very friendly.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our college-aged kids and we bought tickets for a daylong event including the bus from Honolulu. First, we were irritated that we were forced to hear an "up-sale" on our already expensive tickets the entire hour ride over. Then we learned there would be long waits between activities with not much to do but shop in the tacky shops. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a large family group here and most people (of various ages) found it very interesting. We didn't have time to see all the shows at all the villages but I especially enjoyed the Samoa, Aotearoa, and Hawaii shows. We also really liked sitting alongside the river and seeing all the rafts drift by and give a mini presentation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If ever given the chance you MUST visit the center. You will see multiple countries represented. Each give a show explaining their customs and traditions. FANTASTIC day. Give your self all day to see this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the PCC with 2 college age kids. We booked the ticket with the tour guide all day, the luau and the show. It is a neat place to learn about other cultures. The tour guide helps you move efficiently from place to place, but you can do it on your own, Too much to do in one day... More 

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