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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$ 99.95*
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Polynesian Cultural Center Luau
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US$ 59.95*
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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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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+1 800-367-7060
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

My family and I (12 of us), spent the entire day here. I call it Disneyland of the Polynesians. What an awesome place. We were there from noon until 10:00 pm. Lots to do and see. The different cultures are fun to see. The actors...More

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

Aloha Anthony, Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a fantastic review! I'm so happy to hear your family took full advantage of everything our Center has to offer and had a great experience. If you took any good pictures, use #AlohaPCC when you...More

Reviewed 30 September 2015

If you want to experience Hawaii firsthand, skip the PCC. To me, this was a huge tourist trap, pretty boring and too expensive for what they offer. On a positive note, and if this is your thing, people are quite friendly ( I attribute it...More

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

Aloha Kasey, Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and taking the time to leave an honest review. I'm sorry that you felt like our Center was a tourist trap. Our mission is to preserve and share Polynesian Culture as well as provide...More

Reviewed 29 September 2015

Awesome--so many things to do & see: 6 Polynesian villages with food, dances, crafts, and skills offered, a parade of canoes with dancers from Hawaii, Aotearoa, Samoa, Fifi, Rapa Nui, Tahiti, and Tonga, wonderful shops and pretty pathways, excellent guides, amazing luau+ entertainment, followed by...More

Thank Sojourner727
Reviewed 29 September 2015

REally didn't like this place. When you first come in , it is filled with vendor carts to sell you every little tourist thing and food carts. Tacky. You can't even see where to go with all the carts. Then I thought there would be...More

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

Aloha, Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving an honest review for us. I'm sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. It is important to us that each guest leaves the Center feeling enriched in Polynesian culture and satisfied with...More

Reviewed 29 September 2015

This was by far my favorite event of our trip. we stayed for the HA show at the very end; FANTASTIC. this is surely an all day event. people, splurge for the super ambassador package. we had a great guide. we were able to ask...More

Thank htyjere
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Awesome. Just awesome. A lot of the workers and performers in PCC are actually students from the nearby University. So you know the performances will be good since they dont do it year in and year out. I had a blast in my day there....More

Thank Jeffong999
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Well the whole centre is very plastic and artificial, the staff try very hard and are very friendly and helpful. They are really trying to keep the customs of the Polynesian people alive. But it just didn't feel very authentic. I actually felt like I...More

Thank PG088
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had a really great time at the cultural center, our bus driver recommended a tour guide, it was an additional $10 or $25 if you wanted to include the buffet lunch. The guide helped us understand the customs and lifestyles of the people and...More

Thank C8125JEcindyb
Reviewed 28 September 2015

If I could give more stars I would! This place blew me away!!! I was born and raised in Hawaii and it took me over 20 years to visit and it was worth the wait! The staff here are sooooo friendly! My husband, sis-in-law and...More

Thank mivene09
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2015

Aloha! Thank you for coming to PCC! It's nice to hear such positive feedback from a local who is undoubtedly familiar with the Polynesian culture we're dedicated to sharing. I'm happy to hear that you concluded it was worth the 20 year wait! We are...More

Reviewed 28 September 2015

We took a full day tour which started early and ended late. The morning was a very good drive around the island with stops at various points of interest. The guide was great. Upon arrival at the center we had a snack as we were...More

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

Aloha Kevin, Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and leaving an honest review for us. I'm glad you enjoyed the village experiences, but am sad to hear the Luau did not meet your expectations. We generally receive very positive feedback about the...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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