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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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All six villages and their shows along with the pageant were awesome! A guide is not a must, a lot of the info he gave us was kind of boring and you can easily guide your way... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All six villages and their shows along with the pageant were awesome! A guide is not a must, a lot of the info he gave us was kind of boring and you can easily guide your way through everything using their brochure. The luau dinner was good and the entertainment fun. The breath of life show is so well done... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with ambassadors package. We felt treat like proper Vip..Alexis our Guide, it was so kind, gentle and very professional.. although it was worst rainy day in the last 20 years they managed to cheer me up.. looking at different culture and knowing that the money we spent they are going to help the students.. the buffet we... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited February 1, 2017 as one of our attractions on the GO Oahu E Card plus the one Bonus attraction which we picked the Luau at the same place. Upon arriving, we upgraded to Ambassador Status and had our own personal guide, Levi Parker. We were very pleased with the upgrade as he recounted the history of the tribes... More 

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Gotha, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For tourist this is the place to go. To be honest with you. Hawaii is small but its kinda overwhelming to decide where to go to get the full Polynesian experience and the Luau feast. It's like Disney but Polynesian. We have nothing but great experience in this place. From the moment we arrive all the way to the amazing... More 

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Pilot Point, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It can be an all day event and you still would not be able to see all the shops and shows. This was a great experience and with great entertainment. I recommend it to anyone.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent the day at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Oahu. Learned so much about the 7 archipelago island nations: Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and the Marques. Experienced their dancing, music, history, culture, homes, handiwork, games and foods. An amazing luau with fresh flower leis, wonderful food, pineapple drinks, and great entertainment. A phenomenal evening performance telling... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The whole Polynesian Cultural Centre experience was incredible. I loved learning about the Polynesian culture and experiencing the different cultures.... Samoa, New Zealand, Hawaiian islands... beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband & I had booked the Ali'i Luau Buffet which included the Ha Breath of Life show. As we had a packed day of other activities we got there just in time to start dinner. We didn't get to go to any of the Village experiences which was disappointing. For the Luau they really pack you in! The seating... More 

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

Aloha Kylie, Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and taking the time to leave us a great review! This is some helpful feedback that I will pass on to the appropriate management. We appreciate your support and honesty. Hopefully on your next visit you'll be able to tour the island villages, which is a fun and educational... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This experience is a must do one when visiting Hawaii. It emerses you in the whole Hawaiian culture & explains their story of how all the Polynesian islands are linked together. I suggest you upgrade to the Ambassador ticket which is only an extra $25 but you get so many extras and priorities with that voucher.The main one being a... More 

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

Aloha Diane! Thank you for coming to PCC and writing a great review for us on TripAd! I'm glad to hear you opted for the Ambassador Package and found it to be worth the extra few dollars. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit with us! Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent presentation of Hawaiian culture in very family-friendly fashion. You can see what was lost with the advent of European civilization, disease, missionaries and merchants!

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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 PCC! I'm glad to hear we were able to exceed your expectations and show you a good time in Hawaii. Please come back to visit us again soon! Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing More 

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