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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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US$ 59.95*
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Polynesian Cultural Center Admission
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US$ 99.95*
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Polynesian Cultural Center Luau
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US$ 194.12*
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent a month immersing, and learning about the Hawaii history, culture and nothing compared to the day spent at the Cultural Center! Must do the Ha Breath of Life show ! There is so much to see, do and learn !!! Don't miss the...More

Thank AllWeDoIsWander
Reviewed yesterday

We were a family of 2 adult s and 4 teens ages 14, 14, 16, and 18 visiting in the heat of the summer travel season. It was hot, hot, hot but with plenty of shade and enough sit down presentations we managed to last...More

Thank freepirate
Reviewed yesterday

The 3 of us enjoyed this place immensely. Our favorite part of this trip was, the canoe event in which the (hula) dancers performed on flat canoes up and down the waterway for the audience to attend. They really seemed to take this seriously and...More

Thank teenster3
Reviewed 2 days ago

While there issue entertainment value, this center is really an extension of the Mormon church. There is a long history of the mormons in this town and the cultural center was created to allegedly celebrate Polynesian culture and people as stated in their mission statement....More

Thank D M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This review is for the show in the cultural center. Make sure that your seats are somewhere in the center. We were given our tickets early and we were seated in the far left corner. From these seats you can not see the stage/ movie...More

Thank croppan
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the ambassador level where we had our own guide (for about 20 people). The guide didn't get to show us all the villages - we missed all the food. We didn't get a good feeling of all the villages and the guide didn't...More

Thank Allen L
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited and enjoyed the educational presentations during the day, the fun of a boat ride and the dinner followed by the Luau.

Thank Terry428
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last night My boyfriend and I went to this hoping to be enriched in Hawaiian culture. And that wasn't the case, we booked this through our hotel activities director at the new otani who advised us just to do the late arrival and we'll be...More

1  Thank Danielle J
Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Danielle! I'm sorry to hear that your experience here did not meet your expectations! I would have given you different advice than the hotel activities director you spoke with. The most popular package is the Ali'i Luau package, which gives admission to the island...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the most educational for Hawaiian Cultural. Ages from 3-56 found it enjoyable. Ambassador package gets you a guided tour.

1  Thank sharonn32
Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Sharon! Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear you had a good time. We appreciate your support and hope to see you back here soon! Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wanted my kids to understand the Hawaiian culture so we went here. We arrived about 1:30 and saw the water "parade." It was fun but find a good spot in the middle or you will miss the performances. The Samoan performance was spectacular and...More

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha, Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center! I'm sorry to hear that there wasn't much happening after the Ali'i Luau while you waited for the Ha: Breath of Life show to start. This is a great opportunity to tour the Hukilau Marketplace,...More

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24 July 2017|
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Response from kukana77 | Reviewed this property |
We watched the movie in the theater. You can take a ride on the trolley to see the BYU grounds but slanted towards the Mormon religion. The visitors center is intetersting to learn more about the religion.
Juliana N
23 July 2017|
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Response from Lond1826 | Reviewed this property |
I always carry water and was not asked to discard it. There was certainly things available to purchase. I don't believe they checked bags so you might be able to carry something small for your children.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Ngaire M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I took in a backpack