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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

We had a great day at the Polynesian Culture Center. We spent the entire day there. We arrived at noon. We saw so much. My kids are 12 and 15 and were definitely not looking forward to this but they had a blast. We did...More

1  Thank Jenr1016
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is a terrific educational, as well as entertainment experience. Don't let the commercialism at the entrance deter you; after all, they need funds to support this effort. Each of the island groups has its own village where you can see demonstrations of hula, hear...More

1  Thank Lorowell
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We went for the extra money for the VIP tour and it was totally worth the extra money to see this marvelous representation of the 6 Polynesian nations. We received our own private tour guide who reserved front row seats for us at each location...More

Thank packedbag
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Aloha! Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a great review! I'm happy to hear that you opted for the VIP package and found it to be worth the extra few dollars. We intend that to be the ultimate experience at the Polynesian Cultural...More

Reviewed 1 October 2015

We paid for the VIP Ambassador package, and and it was worth every penny. WE had a guide that walked us through everything, answered all of our questions, and made sure we did not miss anything important. The shows from each island nation were terrific,...More

Thank Kathy T
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Aloha Kathy! Thank you so much for leaving a great review for us on TripAdvisor! I'm happy to hear you opted for the Super Ambassador Package and found it to be worth the extra few dollars. If you took any good pictures, use #AlohaPCC when...More

Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is our second time going to the center.Once is to short ,had a guide the first time and we wanted to tour around as we pleased you still may want to purchase the dinner meal. All of the shows and actors were great and...More

Thank james f
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We did the complete package and so glad we did. The villages are all wonderful and interactive with audience participation. The large screen movie experience is a must and something you should consider doing first as it sets the scene for the rest of the...More

2  Thank Kazza880
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2015

Aloha! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and taking the time to leave a review! It's great to hear you had an enjoyable experience. If you have any ideas on how we can improve the guest experience, please reach out to me...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015

Touristy but so what. It's an interestingly great place to spend the day learning about the Hawaiian culture. Save money by renting a car for the day (if you don't have a car) instead of taking a tour. Enjoy the ride to/from the center and...More

1  Thank Vic J
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Everything, in everyway is beautiful, excellent, and authentic. Take in the night show too, not just the villages. Highly recommend this. The buffet is good, but if you're on a budget, then there's comparable eating experiences. It's better than most luau experiences but not the...More

1  Thank Uintasolitude
Reviewed 30 September 2015

These college students poured their heart into their performance. They sincerely cared that their guests were enjoying the events. The whole day was very moving.

1  Thank joloughlin
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Definitely have to go here again - we spent about a half day and that was not enough to get through all the various culture exebitions and shows. - All that we saw were wonderful and we had the full buffet all you can eat...More

Thank Lesley C
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2015

Aloha Lesley, Thank you for bringing your family to the Polynesian Cultural Center! I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time. If you took any good pictures, use #AlohaPCC when you post them online so we can see them too! Thanks again...More

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pelayoady11
How long of a drive is the Polynesian cultural center from Waikiki area ? I'll be renting a car
22 June 2017|
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Response from JohnCamp81 | Reviewed this property |
I'd give it at least an hour. Traffic can be heavy heading that direction.
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Lindsay M
What is the best way to visit the PCC with a 3 year old and a baby? Is the luau kid friendly or will everyone be annoyed? How late does everything go? Anyone visited with young kids? Was it too much walking/too tiring for them? Are there places to nurse a baby? Thanks!
7 May 2017|
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Response from Kath107 | Reviewed this property |
The hotel you are staying at can arrange your tickets and buses leave from the shopping area. Too easy. The little ones will be fine on the bus and if they are like my grandchildren they will sleep. Its easy when you get... More
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Lindsay M
What is the best way to visit the PCC with a 3 year old and a baby? Is the luau kid friendly or will everyone be annoyed? How late does everything go? Anyone visited with young kids? Was it too much walking/too tiring for them? Are there places to nurse a baby? Thanks!
7 May 2017|
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Response from Karyoca | Reviewed this property |
Lindsay, Shalom I would not take very young children there. Don't take me wrong; it is a fantastic attraction much recommended for curious youngsters but not for the very young. It's a walk around at your will and... More
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