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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Address: 55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
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+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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Polynesian Cultural Center Luau
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US$ 59.95*
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Polynesian Cultural Center Admission
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US$ 194.12*
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Getting in touch with their culture!

This was a great way to get a good overview of the various ethnic groups that make up Hawaiian people ! You get a glimpse of the various cultures, their music, dance and... read more

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Portage, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great way to get a good overview of the various ethnic groups that make up Hawaiian people ! You get a glimpse of the various cultures, their music, dance and practices. I also did the luau - the entertainment was great there as well! And the evening performance was entertaining as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Save yourself just don't go. This was a compromise some in our group wanted a luau and some enjoy history and needed time away from the beach and the water and the sun. The PCC looked like a good fit to please everyone. It was not. Boring shows, did not learn about the culture. The luau was a huge buffet... More 

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Boonville, Missouri
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We visited the culture center to attend the luau. We were misinformed about the time of the luau, we were told it was at 7:30 when it really started at 4:00. Luckily we arrived at 4:00 but after getting tickets and walking to the show area we were several minutes late. I was not impressed with the food. If I... More 

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good place, fun boat ride, fun lunch, fun shops and fun place to be to take in the sights with pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cultural center itself was very interesting in that there were 6 separate areas of the park for each of the Polynesian cultures. Each had its own demonstration. I really loved the Samoan and Tongan presentations. The presenters really loved what they were doing and captivated the audience! We really liked the water parade as well! If you stay for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the activities in the Villages and the parade. The dinner show was corny but fun. The food was ok.

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Senoia, Georgia
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for all ages. Learn the Polynesian Culture. Restaurants and shopping. Pounders was a great place to eat.

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Na'alehu, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The center is chock full of cultural info - different islands of Polynesia, good buffet, great show, wonderful staff

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center! It sounds like you had a great time learning about and experiencing Polynesian Culture. We would love some feedback if you have any ideas on how we can improve. Please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. We'd love to hear from you! Thank you for your support and we'll look... More 

St. Pete Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice day tour to learn how the cultures of Hawaii and the surrounding islands were born, and how they lived. Tour guide Elizabeth from Samao was very friendly and helpful explaining all the different ways of life on the islands. Nice luau and show at the end of the night was fabulous. Super helpful staff.

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha Alan! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear Elizabeth took good care of you on the guided tour. We put a lot of effort into making our guided tours a great experience, so it's nice to hear some positive feedback. Please come back to visit us... More 

Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got the luau package and drove from Honolulu. The park was really nice and had exhibits and live shows that introduced you to the different Pacific islands. Although opening hours are between 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm, you won’t really have enough time to explore the villages since the shows at the various islands are scheduled back to back... More 

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm sorry to hear your experience here did not quite meet your expectations! We would love to create that personal environment for you if there's something we could improve on. If you have any ideas for us, please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. I'd love to hear from you! We hope you decide to return and give PCC... More 

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