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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
1-800-367-7060
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Laie
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This review is long overdue, we were in Oahu june 2014. Went to PCC with no low expectation due to the reviews I read. We got there around noon, we purchase the ambassador with prime rib dinner. The place is very well maintained. It didn’t bothered be that it was run by Mormon, and my tour guides is student from... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Families from 2 different State's , Ohio n Florida spent a Saturday day there , we took picture' s with the entertainer's in their beautiful n colirful costumes , walked around , watched the different way's / thing's how they are made , necklaces , coconut hat's , bird's , learned the hula dance , do poi ball's , for... More

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is basically a cheesy adventure park. With that being said, they put on a great show for their Luau. I also recommend seeing the show, "Ha" Breath of Life." You get a ton of historical information about Polynesian culture and the beginnings of their ideals, etc. Worth going to and is informative, even if it's cheesy. Great for kids.... More

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Carleton, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was my second time here. First was about 15 years ago. This was a bit of a disappointment. The grounds are not kept up that well. The whole place looks like it needs a bit of sprucing up. The people were all friendly. The luau type food for lunch was ok, but they were running out of things when... More

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Grapevine, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The park is spotless and the student employees are kind and knowledgeable. They are natives of the islands represented, making for an authentic experience. However, the scheduled programs are timed awkwardly - we felt like we were hopping around trying to see the various events but then found ourselves arriving mid-demo. You end up feeling hot and draggy after a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Took our boys there, 13 and 16 for the first time and we are so glad we did! They got to experience the Polynesian cultures and learn a bit about each one. It was hot, late July, but well worth it. One recommendation, during the float parade of the different cultures, go early, reserve your spot IN THE MIDDLE of... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This place is located in the quite remote, northern part of Oahu, However it is easily accessible by car or a bus. The ticket price is high (at least 35$) but there is a lot of thing to do (to experience everything you need a whole day). The most interesting are live performances done by native people (for example in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

These people are so very nice,friendly polite and respectful - the displays, shows, and food are fantastic. Plan as much time as possible for this visit. Very well manicured, tidy and great facilities at the centre. Each Polynesian nation is represented and has a show demonstrating its culture. The procession of canoes representing the different nations is fantastic. The Centre... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The culture center is great for the knowledge and understanding of the polynesian cultures that represented. I enjoyed the laui, and the ha breath of life show. I would recommended visiting the center within two days. Trying to see the center in a full day was to much to do and we weren't able to see it all.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If though it looks a little Disneyfied and artificial, you actually learn and get involved with polynesian cultures. HA Fire show in the evening is a very exciting... Luau experience and food, you can get better options, more traditional, in other places!

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