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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
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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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This was a most amazing day. I read all the reviews but I was still not prepared for our trip to the Cultural Center. We learned so much about the Polynesian culture found in the... read more

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la
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a most amazing day. I read all the reviews but I was still not prepared for our trip to the Cultural Center. We learned so much about the Polynesian culture found in the 6 different countries represented in the villages. The young people who are born into the cultures they represent are not actors and it shows. Sure... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Polynesian Cultural Centre is a good place to start if you want to learn about the culture and history of the indigenous people of Hawaii and other Pacific Ocean islands. Although a bit "Disney" in presentation and reasonably expensive to enter, the centre has a plethora of exhibits, one for each Polynesian group eg. Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is amazing! There is so much to do, you probably won't have time in one visit if you wish to visit all the cultural attractions, shows and luau. A great learning experience, hands on activities, great for all ages. I almost can't describe it in words well enough, you just have to experience! And, of course, the LUAU!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't do a full tour but can say for $45 the luau was decent. The food is served as an all you can eat buffet, so it was plentiful and the Friday night I was there it wasn't very crowded so no big lines. Good mix of meats and assorted vegetables and desserts. The show that starts as dinner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Polynesian, Culteral Center is the best value for your entertainment dollar.We were there from noon to 9 pm.We chose the ambassador package luau. We had a guide who scheduled our time so we saw all the shows of the villages. After the shows our guide esccorted us to the Luau and showed us where to locate the evening show.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The drive on the west coast was fabulous! Visited October 2016. Arrived around 1pm. Had booked a tour before hand - the Ambassador Package. Got a great deal with the Shaka Card - check it out. This is an all day event. Toured different Polynesian islands with very knowledgable hosts. Went to the Luau & very good food. Must stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing night at the Polynesian cultural center. Did the dinner, show and after dark kayaking. The food was incredible, the show was breath-taking and Cousin Shaq as a guide for the late night kayaking was so good!. So so funny and entertaining!! Had the best time!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love love love this place! Love the Aloha vibe and everyone in the cultural center was super friendly and full of the aloha spirit! The Canoe Pageant was so entertaining and you have to visit the Tonga and Samoa villages afterwards for some great fun and lots of laughs! We loved the Luau (lots and lots of food!) and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits from a good variety of Polynesian cultures, good food and shows. We chose the Ali'i Luau package with an upgrade to reserved seating for the Ha Breath of Life Show. We declined the small group guided tours because they looked a little too large for everyone to get to hear the guide (most were 15 to 20+ people).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here booked this and it was superb, from the college kids performing all the shows, dances, classes, and cooking the food, all the different areas were fantastic, food was excellent, and learning was very educational, my favorites was their humor, friendliness, and receiving my lei.

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