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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before or after a visit to the Center checkout the market. From local food trucks to a bakery to shops and several eateries this is worth a visit. Lots of free parking and accessible.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Want to experience Hawaii and the culture? Get a taste of a Luau? This is the place to go. This was one of the first places we went on our honeymoon. It was great, we loved just walking around here and had our first ever luau.

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to learn about the Hawaiian people this is a must. You will learn about the people who settled the Hawaiian islands, their culture and what each group brought to the islands. You will be able to ask questions, learn their culture. 70% of the people working here go to Brigham Young University. The Church of Latter Day... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Transportation: Took shuttle bus from Waikiki to PCC, was 1.5hr each way. Guide on bus was entertaining. Once we got there, we weren't given specific instruction on what to do. We stood around the entrance wondering what's going on for like 15-20min, some people in the bus group was getting agitated. Luau: We had the 4pm Luau. Good food, good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very enjoyable and relaxing day. The information and music for each area was excellent with very friendly young people helping to accommodate our questions. The costuming was beautiful and the water parade was stunning. The area is not huge so walking between islands was manageable.

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an awesome day watching, interacting and learning about all things Polynesian! We upgraded our pre-purchased packages to Ambassador. It gave us a tour guide with a small group of people, Kukui nut leis & better seating at the luau. Ha, The Breath of life show at the end of the day is spectacular!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rather disappointing. Shows were entertaining but customer service was poor. We received conflicting information from various employees.

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