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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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Reviewed yesterday

I have traveled to Hawaii several times, yet never visited the Polynesian Cultural Center thinking it to be too touristy. But it was something my teenage daughter wanted to see, so we went and I'm so glad we did! We were there on a weekday,...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with a party of 8 and there was so much to see and learn. Expect to spend the entire day here! Our favorite island to see was Samoa. We could not stop laughing at their presentation! All other islands are very interesting and...More

Thank elizabethr676
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked to see the Polynesian Luau arriving later afternoon. We would have loved to have spent the day there as it was so unexpectedly beautiful with far more to do than we had thought. We enjoyed the food and dancing at the Luau with...More

Thank julie w
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great experience! The PCC included structures, games, customs, food, music and entertainment from the many island groups/cultures in Polynesia. Once you are inside you can take tours or simply wander yourself. An app for your smartphone provides all schedules for shows and demonstrations....More

Thank Richard1140
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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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